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.
So far, the state has been unable to curb property tax increases, despite now spending $275 million a year to subsidize the local taxes.
A little-known state law allows existing transportation companies to prevent new competitors from being formed.
The Platte Institute's job licensing reform efforts have been nominated for the 2019 Templeton Freedom Award.
Joseph Young and Blake Hoogeveen have been elected to the Platte Institute's Board of Directors.
Leading Nebraska state senators gave tax hall attendees some hints of the 2020 property tax debate.
Economic growth in Nebraska outpaced the national average in the most recently released figures.
A fund intended to offset the public health costs of smoking is paying mostly for other concerns.
No matter the outcome, the potential property tax ballot initiative could apply pressure on the Nebraska Legislature.
The Platte Institute will visit North Platte in July to host a town hall program on property tax reform featuring Nebraska state senators.