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New Video: Competitor's Veto

October 07, 2019

A little-known state law allows existing transportation companies to prevent new competitors from being formed.

Platte Institute Nominated for International Freedom Award

September 10, 2019

The Platte Institute's job licensing reform efforts have been nominated for the 2019 Templeton Freedom Award.

Joseph Young & Blake Hoogeveen Join Platte Institute Board

August 06, 2019

Joseph Young and Blake Hoogeveen have been elected to the Platte Institute's Board of Directors. 

5 Notable Statements from North Platte’s Property Tax Reform Town Hall

July 30, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

Leading Nebraska state senators gave tax hall attendees some hints of the 2020 property tax debate.

Nebraska Economic Growth: First Quarter of 2019

July 29, 2019 | by Michael McClellan

Economic growth in Nebraska outpaced the national average in the most recently released figures.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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