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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.

Once Little-Known, Job Licensing Is Now a Major State Issue

May 22, 2018 | by Adam Weinberg

Job licensing is entering the top tier of policy issues on the march in the Unicameral.

Join the Platte Institute for a Night at the Movies

April 30, 2018

For one night only, the Platte Institute presents Nebraska's first showing of the new movie Little Pink House, starring Catherine Keener.

Nebraska: A National Leader in Job Licensing Reform

April 19, 2018 | by Adam Weinberg

A bill to review Nebraska’s job licensing laws has earned final approval in the Legislature.

Legislature Prevents Imminent Income Tax Increase

April 13, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

While major tax reform stalled, state senators prevented an automatic tax increase.

Legislature Passes Equine, Cat, and Dog Massage Bill Unanimously

April 11, 2018 | by Adam Weinberg

A bill to end state licensing and regulation of professionals offering massage services for equines, cats, and dogs has been unanimously adopted by the Nebraska Legislature.

Don’t Create Red Tape When Markets Will Suffice

March 28, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Convincing lawmakers to get out of the way has been a tough row to hoe. 

Job Licensing Reform Will Make Nebraska The Best Around

March 22, 2018 | by Adam Weinberg

The Legislature should remember Mr. Miyagi's lessons as they reform job licensing.

Job Licensing Reform in Nebraska Is Only Beginning

March 16, 2018 | by Adam Weinberg

The marathon to pass LB299 is only a warm-up for what lies ahead.

Nebraska One of Many States Considering Changes After Federal Tax Reform

March 08, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

If an imminent state tax increase is not halted, Nebraska will fall behind other states two-fold. 

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