Platte Institute Publications

Listed below are all Platte Institute publications.  To the left, you can browse these publications by publication type or policy area.

Up in Smoke: Nebraska’s Inappropriate Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds

July 19, 2019 | by Michael McClellan

A fund intended to offset the public health costs of smoking is paying mostly for other concerns. 

Job Licensing: Questions You Should Ask

July 09, 2019 | by Laura Ebke

Laura Ebke reviews questions legislators and staff should ask as Nebraska begins its first year of implementing the Occupational Board Reform Act.

Ballot Initiative Could Create Urgency for Reform

July 08, 2019 | by Michael McClellan

No matter the outcome, the potential property tax ballot initiative could apply pressure on the Nebraska Legislature.

July 10 News Conference Call: Laura Ebke on First Year of Nebraska's Job Licensing Review

July 05, 2019

A news conference call with Platte Institute Senior Fellow for Job Licensing Reform Laura Ebke will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Central Time.

Platte Institute to Host Property Tax Town Hall in North Platte

June 26, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

The Platte Institute will visit North Platte in July to host a town hall program on property tax reform featuring Nebraska state senators.

News Release: July 25 Property Tax Town Hall in North Platte

June 26, 2019

In July, the Platte Institute will host a property tax town hall in North Platte.

Facebook Friday: Debating a Property Tax Ballot Initiative

June 21, 2019

Adam and Sarah debate the pros and cons of taking property tax reform to the voting booth. 

Facebook Friday: Lesser-Known Legislative Milestones

June 14, 2019

Adam and Sarah discuss legislative changes that Nebraskans may have missed, and Michael presents an idea for keeping an eye on local government spending.

Legislature Can Help Prevent Local Financial Strain

June 14, 2019 | by Michael McClellan

Nebraska’s state agencies must work to aid local communities in spotting early warning signs of financial distress.

Laura Ebke Talks Job Licensing on Go Vote, Omaha!

June 11, 2019

Platte Institute Senior Fellow for Job Licensing Reform Laura Ebke joins Go Vote, Omaha! to discuss the upcoming implementation of Nebraska's new Occupational Board Reform Act.

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