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Who Really Cares About Property Taxes?

December 20, 2019 | by Laura Ebke

How can we bridge the information gap between taxpayers and taxing entities?

Occupational Licensing Reform: No Easy Task

October 30, 2019 | by Laura Ebke

There is—seemingly--cross-partisan support for occupational licensing reform, and yet little seems to get done.

“The Six Rs” of Fiscal Responsibility

October 23, 2019 | by Sarah Curry

Policymakers and the public need to start with a set of guiding principles if they have any hope of moving budgets, at both the state and local levels, away from special interests and toward the public interest. 

Despite State Credits, Local Property Taxes Will Continue to Rise

October 16, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

So far, the state has been unable to curb property tax increases, despite now spending $275 million a year to subsidize the local taxes.

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. 

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