News Releases

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...

News Advisory: Legislative Testimonies for Jan. 27, 2021

News Advisory: Legislative Testimonies for Jan. 27, 2021

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg Mobile: (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Legislative Testimony for Jan. 27 Proposals Reform Licensing, Cap Property Tax Revenue Growth LINCOLN, NE – This is a schedule of legislative testimonies that will be provided by the Platte Institute on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Revenue Committee State Capitol Room 1524 Testimony by: Sarah...

Dec. 16: Webinar on Measuring Prosperity in Nebraska

Dec. 16: Webinar on Measuring Prosperity in Nebraska

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Dec. 16: Webinar on Measuring Prosperity in Nebraska Nebraska ranks 16th on United States Prosperity Index Two researchers who specialize in measuring social and economic well-being among countries will be the guests in an upcoming webinar hosted by the Platte Institute. The experts will present...

Video News Release: Virtual news conference on “Build More Housing”

Video News Release: Virtual news conference on “Build More Housing”

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org VIDEO: Build More Housing Urban and housing policy expert discusses Nebraska zoning reform OMAHA, NE – A recording of today’s Virtual News Conference with Emily Hamilton, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, is now available for download. The...

December 10: Virtual news conference on Nebraska housing needs

December 10: Virtual news conference on Nebraska housing needs

VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCE with the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org TODAY: Build More Housing Virtual news conference on Nebraska housing needs OMAHA, NE – The Platte Institute will host a virtual news conference for its latest policy brief “Build More Housing: Land Use Reform Opportunities for Nebraska’s Cities.” A copy of the report...

December 10: Virtual news conference on Nebraska housing needs

December 10: Virtual news conference on Nebraska housing needs

VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCE with the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org December 10: Build More Housing Virtual news conference on Nebraska housing needs The Platte Institute will host a virtual news conference for its latest policy brief “Build More Housing: Land Use Reform Opportunities for Nebraska’s Cities.” A copy of the report will be...

News release: State policy groups praise each state’s approach to licensing reform

News release: State policy groups praise each state’s approach to licensing reform

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg Mobile: (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Letter: Nebraska and Iowa should trade playbooks State policy groups praise each state’s approach to licensing reform LINCOLN, NE – In a letter addressed to the governors of Iowa and Nebraska, and state legislators, the leaders of two Midwestern policy organizations propose that both states...

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...