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News Release: Legislative testimony on inheritance tax

News Release: Legislative testimony on inheritance tax

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg Mobile: (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org TODAY: Legislative Testimony on LR415 Revenue Committee Seeks Recommendations on Inheritance Tax LINCOLN, NE – Platte Institute Policy Director Sarah Curry will provide testimony on Sen. Robert Clements’ LR415,  an interim legislative study on Nebraska’s inheritance tax, which is collected at the county level. The...

Video: Platte Institute presents awards for economic freedom

Video: Platte Institute presents awards for economic freedom

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Photos: Marc Nda Sen. Sue Crawford Platte Institute presents awards for economic freedom Nebraska state senator, Omaha-area entrepreneur honored OMAHA, NE – At Thursday’s Virtual Legislative Summit, Platte Institute Chief Executive Officer Jim Vokal announced the winners of two annual awards recognizing Nebraskans advancing...

Video: Taxes in Nebraska, What’s Next?

Video: Taxes in Nebraska, What’s Next?

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Taxes in Nebraska: What’s Next? Tax policy leaders discuss progress and unfinished work LINCOLN, NE – Today, Platte Institute Chief Executive Officer Jim Vokal hosted a Virtual Legislative Summit panel featuring Nebraska state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, the current chair of the Legislature’s...

Video: Governors speak on universal licensing recognition

Video: Governors speak on universal licensing recognition

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Licensing in a Remote Economy Pennsylvania and Iowa governors speak on licensing reforms LINCOLN, NE – Today, Platte Institute Senior Fellow Laura Ebke hosted a Virtual Legislative Summit panel featuring remarks from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, as well...

Video: Regulatory Reform Roundtable, Presentation of Connie Brown Freedom Award

Video: Regulatory Reform Roundtable, Presentation of Connie Brown Freedom Award

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Regulatory Reform Roundtable State senators discuss ways to reform rules for Nebraska’s “Next Normal” LINCOLN, NE – Today, Platte Institute Director of Government Relations Nicole Fox hosted a Virtual Legislative Summit panel with Nebraska state Sens. John Arch, Suzanne Geist, Steve Halloran, and...

Oct. 8: Virtual Legislative Summit

Oct. 8: Virtual Legislative Summit

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Virtual Legislative Summit Senators, governors & policy experts discuss Nebraska’s “Next Normal” LINCOLN, NE – Today, the Platte Institute will host its annual Legislative Summit virtually on Zoom. The program invites policy leaders to discuss issues in the coming legislative session. An event flyer is...

Video: Webinar on tech policy

Video: Webinar on tech policy

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Webinar on tech policy Experts spoke on rural broadband, data privacy & more OMAHA, NE – Today, the Platte Institute hosted a webinar on tech policy issues in the Nebraska Legislature. The program, entitled Talking Tech in the #neleg, featured tech policy experts...

September 30: Webinar on Tech Policy

September 30: Webinar on Tech Policy

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org September 30: Webinar on tech policy Experts to speak on rural broadband, data privacy & more The Platte Institute will host a webinar on tech policy issues in the Nebraska Legislature. The program, entitled Talking Tech in the #neleg, will be hosted by Platte Institute Director of...

Video: Sarah Curry and Jay Rempe on Nebraska COVID-19 Ag Impact

Video: Sarah Curry and Jay Rempe on Nebraska COVID-19 Ag Impact

Full Report News Conference Recording Links: Video/Audio News Release from the Platte Institute CONTACT: Craig Head, NEFB Vice President Issue Management, craigh@nefb.org (402) 432-4723 Adam Weinberg, Platte Institute, aweinberg@platteinstitute.org, (402) 500-0209 Report Details Impacts of COVID-19 on Agriculture Economy LINCOLN, NEB. – Today, the Platte Institute and the Nebraska Farm Bureau released a joint policy...

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...