Media Availability: Jim Vokal & Nicole Fox to Discuss Legislative Session

Media Availability: Jim Vokal & Nicole Fox to Discuss Legislative Session

Download file 2017 Legislative Issue Guide (PDF)

MEDIA AVAILABILITY with the Platte Institute

Contact: Adam Weinberg
(402) 452-3737

ICYMI: Platte Institute Guide Offers Blueprint for Legislative Session
CEO Jim Vokal, Former Sen. Nicole Fox Available for Comment


OMAHA, NE (January 4, 2017) — Platte Institute Chief Executive Officer Jim Vokal and former state Sen. Nicole Fox, the Platte Institute’s new Director of Government Relations, are available this week for comment on the start of the 2017 legislative session and next week’s State of the State address.  

The Platte Institute has released its 2017 Legislative Issue Guide, which is now available at and is attached to this release in PDF format. The guide reviews four key issues impacting economic opportunity in Nebraska that lawmakers will discuss in the 2017 legislative session. The guide also includes links to research and articles on each subject:

  •        Tax Reform
  •        Occupational Licensing Reform
  •        Municipal Pension Debt
  •        Opportunity Scholarships  

“The old expression goes that nobody’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session, but there’s good reason to be optimistic about the Unicameral this year,” said Vokal.

“Because of the election and term limits, the makeup of major committees is going to change substantially in the Legislature. That includes the Revenue Committee, which decides the tax policies the Legislature will debate. That provides a new opportunity for Nebraskans to be heard about government barriers they face in providing for their families,” said Vokal.


To schedule an interview with Jim Vokal or former Sen. Nicole Fox, please contact Adam Weinberg at (402) 452-3737 or

The Platte Institute advances policies that remove barriers to growth and opportunity in Nebraska. Read the Platte Institute’s Legislative Issue Guide at

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