News Releases

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...

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...