News Releases

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...

News Release: Nebraska COVID-19 Losses Estimated at $1.5 Billion

News Release: Nebraska COVID-19 Losses Estimated at $1.5 Billion

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Report: $1.5 Billion Lost in Nebraska Through Early May Economists Ernie Goss & Scott Strain to Review Figures on Webinar OMAHA, NE — Nebraska is currently experiencing its highest unemployment rate in the state’s recorded history, and updated estimates from economists Ernie Goss and Scott Strain...

News Release: Platte Institute Calls for Governor to Establish Federal Funds Inventory

News Release: Platte Institute Calls for Governor to Establish Federal Funds Inventory

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Transparency for Use of Federal Relief Funds in Nebraska Platte Institute Calls on Governor to Release Data for Public Review OMAHA, NE — Platte Institute CEO Jim Vokal and Director of Government Relations Nicole Fox have submitted a letter to Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts calling on...

June 3: Updated Report on COVID-19 Impact with Ernie Goss & Scott Strain

June 3: Updated Report on COVID-19 Impact with Ernie Goss & Scott Strain

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute June 1, 2020 Contact: Adam Weinberg (402) 500-0209 aweinberg@platteinstitute.org Updated Report on Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Nebraska Economists Ernie Goss & Scott Strain to Review Figures on Webinar The third edition in a series of reports on the economic impact of COVID-19 on Nebraska’s economy will be available Wednesday, June...