Oct. 8: Virtual Legislative Summit

Oct. 8: Virtual Legislative Summit

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute

Contact: Adam Weinberg
(402) 500-0209

Virtual Legislative Summit
Senators, governors & policy experts discuss Nebraska’s “Next Normal”

LINCOLN, NE – Today, the Platte Institute will host its annual Legislative Summit virtually on Zoom. The program invites policy leaders to discuss issues in the coming legislative session. An event flyer is available here.

The Virtual Legislative Summit will include three panels with state policy leaders on economic and tax policy issues facing the state as Nebraska attempts to rise from the COVID-19 pandemic. Free registration for each program is online at PlatteInstitute.org/Events. Recordings will be available at PlatteInstitute.org/Podcasts and in later news releases.

Here is the schedule of events and panelists. All times are Central:

9:00 a.m. – Regulatory Reform Roundtable, moderated by Platte Institute Director of Government Relations Nicole Fox (Click here to register on Zoom)

  • Sen. John Arch
  • Sen. Suzanne Geist
  • Sen. Steve Halloran
  • Sen. Anna Wishart

10:15 a.m. – Licensing in a Remote Economy, moderated by Platte Institute Senior Fellow Laura Ebke (Click here to register on Zoom)

  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf
  • Recorded Remarks by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
  • Katy Spehar, Policy Analyst, Office of Gov. Tom Wolf
  • Meg Snead, Policy Secretary, Office of Gov. Tom Wolf
  • Nate Ristow, Policy Advisor, Office of Gov. Kim Reynolds
  • Jonathan Riches, Director of National Litigation, Goldwater Institute

1:00 p.m. – Taxes in Nebraska: What’s Next? moderated by Platte Institute Chief Executive Officer Jim Vokal (Click here to register on Zoom)

  • Sen. Lou Ann Linehan
  • Jim Smith, Executive Director, Blueprint Nebraska
  • Jared Walczak, Vice President of State Programs, Tax Foundation

The Platte Institute will also present two awards at the Virtual Legislative Summit. The 2020 Connie Brown Freedom Award will be presented at the beginning of the Regulatory Reform Roundtable at 9:00 a.m. The Connie Brown Freedom Award recognizes Nebraskans who are working to remove barriers to opportunity in the state. The Platte Institute’s inaugural presentation of its Legislative Achievement Award will be presented at the Virtual Summit’s conclusion. The Legislative Achievement Award recognizes policy leaders who are making a positive difference for Nebraskans through the legislative process.

Platte Institute virtual programs may be recorded for broadcast and include Q&A through Zoom.

For more information, please contact Adam Weinberg at (402) 500-0209 or aweinberg@platteinstitute.org.

The Platte Institute advances policies that remove barriers to growth and opportunity in Nebraska. More media resources are available at PlatteInstitute.org/Media.

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