Taxes are inevitable, but they have real economic consequences for all Nebraskans. The Platte Institute strives to improve the quality of life for Nebraskans by promoting fiscal policy that limits taxation and raises needed revenue with the least harm to our economy. We seek to limit state and local taxes that make Nebraska less attractive to growth and opportunity and provide solutions for reforming taxes which burden Nebraskans more than residents in other states.
Nebraskans need tools and resources to help them keep an eye on how policymakers manage their budgets. The Platte Institute evaluates the economic impact and trade-offs associated with policies and provides the latest information on state and local spending proposals to help taxpayers and citizens engage with their elected officials.
The Platte Institute conducts research on approaches to regulatory relief and flexibility that can help grow Nebraska's small business economy and put more Nebraskans to work in good-paying jobs. Our work empowers the public and policymakers to identify and combat costly regulations, limit the barriers to entry for entrepreneurs, and lower the costs associated with hiring and employing workers.