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What Are the Facts About State Government Spending?

August 28, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Total state spending per person in Nebraska is higher than it has ever been. 

Nebraska Is Choking on Its Cottage Food Law

August 03, 2018 | by Riley Herchenbach

Nebraska policymakers should follow the lead of the many states that have expanded their cottage food laws.

Nebraska Aims to Collect Online Sales Tax

July 27, 2018 | by Riley Herchenbach

The Nebraska Department of Revenue has set a starting date for collecting sales tax from out-of-state online retailers. 

Nebraska Economic Growth: 1st Quarter of 2018

July 24, 2018 | by Riley Herchenbach

The state's economy grew in the first quarter of the year, but the rate of growth lags most states.

These 2018 Bills Are Laws, Effective Today

July 19, 2018 | by Adam Weinberg

Here are a few bills the Platte Institute supported that are now law.

What do you really think about property taxes?

July 05, 2018 | by Jim Vokal

Take our new property tax reform survey online at

Campaign Promotes First Amendment Education

July 04, 2018 | by Riley Herchenbach

Nebraska media outlets are providing a good public service with a new campaign about the First Amendment.

State Changes to Follow Sales Tax Ruling

June 25, 2018 | by Riley Herchenbach

What does the Wayfair sales tax decision mean for Nebraska and the rest of the country?

Sarah Curry Discusses 2018 Occupational Licensing Review

June 12, 2018

Sarah Curry discusses her new review of job licensing reforms in the 2018 Legislature, co-authored with Nicole Fox.

Sewer Rates: One Example of Challenges to Taxpayer Savings

June 07, 2018 | by Adam Weinberg

Increasing costs can send tax relief efforts down the drain.

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