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Report: Nebraska’s Regulatory Code Would Take You 10 Weeks to Read

July 06, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

A new report uses a computer program to identify restrictions in Nebraska state regulation.

Nebraska Lawmakers Heard This Doctor’s Call for Licensing Reform

June 21, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

A doctor correctly diagnosed a problem with Nebraska's licensing laws and provided a cure. 

City's Response to Licensing Debacle Should Inspire Nebraskans

June 13, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

An Alabama suburb's quick effort to cut unfair red tape was the subject of national news. 

Platte Institute Staying Busy Over Legislative Interim

June 09, 2017 | by Jim Vokal

The Legislature may have adjourned, but we're still busy with research and programs to help remove more barriers to economic opportunity.

Session Highlights: Nebraska Legislature Unanimously Approves 3 Job Licensing Reform Bills

May 19, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

Senators in all political parties made cutting red tape a priority in 2017.

Nebraska Legislature Approves Two-Year Budget

May 10, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Lawmakers have passed a balanced budget that fits the state's economic times.

There's One Less Job in Nebraska That Requires a Government Permission Slip

May 08, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

Lawmakers are cutting red tape for Nebraskans working in motor vehicle sales.

While Tax Reform Died, These Senators Sat on the Sidelines

May 03, 2017 | by Jim Vokal

13 Nebraska State Senators abstained from voting on LB461. 6 of them could have changed the outcome.

Tax Foundation Writes Nebaska State Senators on LB461 Triggers

April 27, 2017

The Tax Foundation's Jared Walczak writes Nebraska State Senators about the responsible design of LB461's tax reforms.

News Release: Jim Vokal's Statement of First Round Debate on LB461 Tax Reform

April 21, 2017

"For the first time in years, Nebraskans saw floor debate on a bill that would responsibly address their concerns with high taxes in our state."

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