News Releases

September 23: Platte Institute and Nebraska Farm Bureau to co-publish report

September 23: Platte Institute and Nebraska Farm Bureau to co-publish report

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org September 23: Virtual news conference Platte Institute and Nebraska Farm Bureau to issue new report The Platte Institute and Nebraska Farm Bureau will co-publish a new report reviewing the economic impact of COVID-19 on Nebraska agriculture and the policy questions the state of the industry...

News Release: Nebraska COVID-19 relief tracking tools lack transparency

News Release: Nebraska COVID-19 relief tracking tools lack transparency

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org New report: Where is the Money Going? Nebraska COVID-19 relief tracking tools lack transparency OMAHA, NE— Nebraskans have received $9.9 billion in federal COVID-19 relief since March, and that number will increase if Congress approves an additional package of relief measures. But a new Platte...

News Release: Nicole Fox on Veto of LB607

News Release: Nicole Fox on Veto of LB607

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Statement: Nicole Fox on veto of LB607/607A Bill would have imposed new licensing requirement This is a statement by Platte Institute Director of Government Relations Nicole Fox on the veto of Legislative Bill 607. “I would like to commend the governor on today’s veto of LB607 and...

News Release: The Nebraska Property Tax Incentive Act: What’s good about it, and what’s not?

News Release: The Nebraska Property Tax Incentive Act: What’s good about it, and what’s not?

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org The Nebraska Property Tax Incentive Act: What’s good about it, and what’s not? Following the passage of LB1107e, the Platte Institute staff provided their thoughts on the pros and cons of Nebraska’s newest property tax relief program at PlatteInstitute.org. The content may be republished...

Video: Omaha Metro Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

Video: Omaha Metro Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute August 10, 2020 Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Omaha Metro Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall OMAHA, NE — The Platte Institute hosted the Omaha Metro Virtual Property Tax Town Hall tonight. A video of the program is available for download here for rebroadcast. The video is also available...

Statement by Jim Vokal on LB1107 first-round approval

Statement by Jim Vokal on LB1107 first-round approval

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Statement: Jim Vokal on LB1107 first-round approval Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org This is a statement by Platte Institute Chief Executive Officer Jim Vokal on the first-round passage of Legislative Bill 1107, the Revenue Committee’s property tax compromise bill: “Today, state senators held a long-awaited and constructive debate...

Video: Southeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

Video: Southeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Southeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall OMAHA, NE — The Platte Institute hosted the Southeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall tonight. A video of the program is available for download here for rebroadcast. The video is also available for viewing and sharing...

August 10: Omaha Metro Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

August 10: Omaha Metro Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org August 10: Omaha Metro Virtual Property Tax Town Hall Area voters and taxpayers can vote in live tax issue polls OMAHA, NE — The Nebraska Legislature has returned to debate property tax legislation, but so far, senators have not been able to overcome a filibuster....

August 3: Southeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

August 3: Southeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org August 3: Southeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall Area voters and taxpayers can vote in live tax issue polls OMAHA, NE — The Nebraska Legislature has returned to debate property tax legislation, but so far, senators have not been able to overcome a filibuster....

Video: Northeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

Video: Northeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Northeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall OMAHA, NE — The Platte Institute hosted the Northeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall tonight. A video of the program is available for download here for rebroadcast. The video is also available for viewing and sharing...

News Release: Legislative Testimony on CARES Act Decoupling

News Release: Legislative Testimony on CARES Act Decoupling

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Legislative Testimony: AM3093 Amendment would decouple Nebraska from CARES Act tax policies LINCOLN, NE – Today, the Platte Institute will testify in opposition to AM3093 to Legislative Bill 1074. If adopted, the amendment would decouple Nebraska’s state tax system from income tax relief policies passed...

Video: Central Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

Video: Central Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Central Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall OMAHA, NE — The Platte Institute hosted the Central Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall tonight. A video of the program is available for download here for rebroadcast. The video is also available for viewing and sharing...

July 27: Northeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

July 27: Northeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org July 27: Northeast Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall Area voters and taxpayers can vote in live tax issue polls OMAHA, NE — The Nebraska Legislature is scheduled to return next week, and debate on property tax legislation will be one of the most-watched issues...

Statement: Sarah Curry on June Nebraska Revenue Numbers

Statement: Sarah Curry on June Nebraska Revenue Numbers

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Statement: Sarah Curry on June General Fund Receipts This is a statement by Platte Institute Policy Director Sarah Curry on today’s release of June 2020 Nebraska General Fund and 2019-2020 Fiscal Year receipts. “Overall, the revenue picture in Nebraska is positive. While our state...