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Local Officials Should Prioritize Essential Services

June 07, 2019 | by Michael McClellan

Funding non-essential services can prevent local governments from setting the right tax and spending priorities.

2019 Nebraska Legislative Accomplishments

May 31, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

While the filibuster loomed large in 2019, some important legislation for economic opportunity did win strong, and sometimes unanimous, support. 

Property Tax Proposal Removes Tax Hikes, But Also Shelves Reforms

May 17, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

AM1846 is expected to see debate next week.  

Home Baking Law Gives Rise to New Cottage Businesses

May 13, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

Meet five cottage food producers from different corners of Nebraska, who are now able to open their food-selling businesses:

AM1572: What Does It Do?

May 03, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

The Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee has advanced its long-awaited property tax reform plan.

Economic Growth: 4th Quarter of 2018 and 2018 Annual Growth

May 01, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

Nebraska's economy is estimated to have seen growth in 2018, but trailed the national average.

Tax Foundation: Proposed Tax Rate Increases Undo Impact of Property Tax Cuts

April 25, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

A leading national tax think tank says that without some changes, the Revenue Committee's property tax plan could do more harm than good.

Medieval Guilds and Modern Occupational Licensing

April 16, 2019 | by Laura Ebke

The goal of policymakers should be the protection of the public from well-defined harm, not the protection of guild-like occupational structures.

Drive to Succeed: Transportation Law Shuts Out Competition

April 09, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

A state law allows transportation companies to prevent newcomers from competing with them. Marc Nda would like to change that.

The Economics of a Cigarette Tax Increase

April 08, 2019 | by Sarah Curry

Evidence from other states show cigarette taxes are not a stable source of revenue for reducing property taxes.

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