News Releases

VIDEO: Virtual news conference with Sen. Tom Briese and Mike Beyer

VIDEO: Virtual news conference with Sen. Tom Briese and Mike Beyer

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Virtual news conference with Sen. Tom Briese and Mike Beyer OMAHA, NE – A recording of today’s Platte Institute Virtual News Conference with Sen. Tom Briese and Bridgeport, Nebraska electrical lineman Mike Beyer on Legislative Bill 263 is now available for download....

Virtual News Conference: Job licensing law short-circuits Navy veteran’s career goals

Virtual News Conference: Job licensing law short-circuits Navy veteran’s career goals

VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCE with the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org TODAY: Job licensing law short-circuits Navy veteran’s career goals An update on universal recognition of licensing with Sen. Tom Briese Photos: Mike Beyer 1 Mike Beyer 2 OMAHA, NE — From 2010 to 2018, Bridgeport native Mike Beyer served as a Construction...

March 2: Virtual News Conference with Sen. Tom Briese and Special Guest

March 2: Virtual News Conference with Sen. Tom Briese and Special Guest

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org March 2: Virtual news conference on job licensing Nebraska state Sen. Tom Briese & a special guest OMAHA, NE – The Platte Institute will host a virtual news conference featuring Nebraska state Sen. Tom Briese, the sponsor of the occupational licensing reform bill...

News Release: Legislative testimony for Feb. 18, 2021

News Release: Legislative testimony for Feb. 18, 2021

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Legislative testimony for February 18: LB310 & LB377 Revenue Committee hears two proposals on inheritance tax LINCOLN, NE – Today, the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee is set to hold hearings on two inheritance tax-related bills, Sen. Robert Clements’ Legislative Bill 310 and Sen. Wendy...

Video News Release: Virtual news conference on Nebraska’s inheritance tax

Video News Release: Virtual news conference on Nebraska’s inheritance tax

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Virtual news conference on Nebraska’s inheritance tax Revenue Committee to hear two inheritance tax proposals Thursday OMAHA, NE – A recording of today’s Platte Institute Virtual News Conference on Sarah Curry’s policy brief, Death and Taxes: Nebraska’s Inheritance Tax, is now available...

Feb. 17: New Report on Nebraska’s Inheritance Tax

Feb. 17: New Report on Nebraska’s Inheritance Tax

VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCE with the Platte InstituteFebruary 17, 2021 Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Feb. 17: Death and Taxes Revenue Committee to hear proposals on inheritance tax on Thursday OMAHA, NE – Nebraska is one of only six states that levies an inheritance tax. As lawmakers consider how to modernize Nebraska’s tax code to be...

Feb. 17: Virtual news conference on inheritance tax report & legisation

Feb. 17: Virtual news conference on inheritance tax report & legisation

VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCE with the Platte Institute February 15, 2021 Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Feb. 17: Death and Taxes Revenue Committee to hear proposals on inheritance tax OMAHA, NE – The Platte Institute will host a virtual news conference for its latest policy brief, “Death and Taxes: Nebraska’s Inheritance Tax.” A copy of the...

Feb. 10: Revenue Committee hears property tax transparency proposal

Feb. 10: Revenue Committee hears property tax transparency proposal

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg Mobile: (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org TODAY: Revenue Committee hears property tax transparency proposal Poll shows 77% of Nebraskans want to be notified about tax hearings LINCOLN, NE – Today, Platte Institute Policy Director Sarah Curry will testify in support of Sen. Ben Hansen’s Legislative Bill 644 before the Nebraska Legislature’s...

Reference Materials: January 2021 Platte Institute Property Tax Polling

Reference Materials: January 2021 Platte Institute Property Tax Polling

These are reference files for Platte Institute property tax and other tax policy polling conducted in January 2021. Click here for an Excel spreadsheet of the results, which include tabs for different voter groups. Click here for the survey methodology and analysis from the polling firm. Click here for the full script of the polling...

News Advisory: Legislative Testimony for the Week of Feb. 8, 2021

News Advisory: Legislative Testimony for the Week of Feb. 8, 2021

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg Mobile: (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Legislative testimony for the week of Feb. 8, 2021 Hearings include to-go mixed drink rules, broadband, and property tax transparency LINCOLN, NE – This is a schedule of legislative testimonies that will be provided by the Platte Institute on the week of February 8, 2021....

News Release: Committee hears bill to make telehealth changes permanent

News Release: Committee hears bill to make telehealth changes permanent

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg Mobile: (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Legislative testimony for Feb. 5, 2021: LB400 Permanent telehealth reforms considered by committee LINCOLN, NE – Today, Platte Institute Director of Government Relations Nicole Fox will testify in support of Sen. John Arch’s Legislative Bill 400 before the Nebraska Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee....

News Release: Committee hears universal licensing recognition bill

News Release: Committee hears universal licensing recognition bill

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg Mobile: (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Legislative testimony for Feb. 3, 2021: LB263 Universal recognition can aid Nebraska workforce growth LINCOLN, NE – Today, Platte Institute Senior Fellow Laura Ebke (photo) will testify in support of Sen. Tom Briese’s Legislative Bill 263 before the Nebraska Legislature’s Government, Military and Veterans Affairs...

News Advisory: Legislative testimony for the week of Feb. 1, 2021

News Advisory: Legislative testimony for the week of Feb. 1, 2021

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg Mobile: (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Legislative testimony for the week of Feb. 1, 2021 Proposals include licensing recognition, expanded telehealth access LINCOLN, NE – This is a schedule of legislative testimonies that will be provided by the Platte Institute on the week of February 1, 2021. Testimonies will be published...

News Release: Jan 27. Legislative Hearings on Property Tax Limitation, Licensing Reform

News Release: Jan 27. Legislative Hearings on Property Tax Limitation, Licensing Reform

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg Mobile: (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Legislative Testimony for Jan. 27 Proposals Cap Property Tax Revenue Growth, Reform Job Licensing LINCOLN, NE – Today, the Platte Institute will provide in-person legislative testimony on two bills before the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee and one bill being heard by the Health and Human...