News Releases

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...

Video: Webinar with Sen. John Stinner

Video: Webinar with Sen. John Stinner

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Webinar with Sen. John Stinner OMAHA, NE — Nebraska Legislature Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. John Stinner was the guest on today’s Platte Institute Webinar. A video of the program is available for download here for rebroadcast. The video is also available for viewing and...

July 15: Sen. John Stinner discusses return to session

July 15: Sen. John Stinner discusses return to session

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org TODAY: Sen. John Stinner on Platte Institute Webinar Legislature’s budget chair discusses return to 2020 session OMAHA, NE — Nebraska state Sen. John Stinner, Chairman of the Legislature’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee, is the guest on today’s Platte Institute Webinar. The webinar will be held on...

News Release: Report on PPP loans, CARES Act tax policies

News Release: Report on PPP loans, CARES Act tax policies

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Report: PPP retained more than 300,000 Nebraska jobs Decoupling from CARES Act could hinder recovery OMAHA, NE — A new Platte Institute report on Nebraska’s participation in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and tax provisions included in the federal CARES Act, is now available on...

Video News Release: Western Nebraska Property Tax Town Hall

Video News Release: Western Nebraska Property Tax Town Hall

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Western Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall OMAHA, NE — Voters and taxpayers from North Platte to Scottsbluff joined the Platte Institute for tonight’s Western Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall. A video of the program is available for download here for rebroadcast. The...

July 20: Central Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

July 20: Central Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org July 20: Central 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 later this month, and debate on property tax legislation will be one of the most-watched...

Video: Webinar with Sen. Lou Ann Linehan

Video: Webinar with Sen. Lou Ann Linehan

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Webinar with Sen. Lou Ann Linehan OMAHA, NE — Nebraska Legislature Revenue Committee Chair Sen. Lou Ann Linehan was the guest on today’s Platte Institute Webinar. A video of the program is available for download here for rebroadcast. The video will also be available...

Statement by Jim Vokal on CARES Act tax policies

Statement by Jim Vokal on CARES Act tax policies

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute July 7, 2020 Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Statement: Jim Vokal on CARES Act tax policies This is a statement by Platte Institute Chief Executive Officer Jim Vokal on anticipated legislative debate on the state tax treatment of federal tax relief measures included in the CARES Act. “Just as...

News Release: July 13 Western Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

News Release: July 13 Western Nebraska Virtual Property Tax Town Hall

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org July 13: Western 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 later this month, and debate on property tax legislation will be one of the most-watched...

News Advisory: 7/8 Webinar featuring Sen. Lou Ann Linehan

News Advisory: 7/8 Webinar featuring Sen. Lou Ann Linehan

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Webinar on July 8: Sen. Lou Ann Linehan Revenue Committee Chair to discuss tax reform debate The Platte Institute will host a webinar with Nebraska Legislature Revenue Committee Chair Sen. Lou Ann Linehan. The discussion will focus on unresolved tax policy issues likely to be...

Video: Webinar with Speaker Jim Scheer & Sen. Mike Hilgers

Video: Webinar with Speaker Jim Scheer & Sen. Mike Hilgers

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Webinar with Speaker Jim Scheer & Sen. Mike Hilgers Legislative leaders to discuss final days of 2020 session OMAHA, NE — Nebraska Legislature Speaker Jim Scheer and Executive Board of the Legislative Council Chair Sen. Mike Hilgers were the guests on today’s Platte...

News Advisory: July 1 webinar with Speaker Jim Scheer & Sen. Mike Hilgers

News Advisory: July 1 webinar with Speaker Jim Scheer & Sen. Mike Hilgers

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Webinar on July 1: Speaker Jim Scheer & Sen. Mike Hilgers Legislative leaders to discuss final days of 2020 session The Platte Institute will host a webinar on the scheduled return of the Nebraska Legislature with Speaker Jim Scheer and Legislature Executive Board...

News Advisory: Online events for July & August 2020

News Advisory: Online events for July & August 2020

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Online events for July and August 2020 Platte Institute to host legislative webinars, property tax town halls This is a schedule of Platte Institute online events held on Zoom for July and August 2020. Registration for each event is required and is free and open...

Video: Webinar with Economists on COVID-19 Economic Impact

Video: Webinar with Economists on COVID-19 Economic Impact

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Platte Institute Webinar: Updated Economic Impact of COVID-19 Economists Ernie Goss & Scott Strain Present Latest Figures OMAHA, NE — Creighton University professor and economist Ernie Goss Ph.D. and Goss & Associates Senior Economist and University of Nebraska—Omaha adjunct professor Scott Strain, M.S. were...