News Release: Statement by Jim Vokal on Proposed Revenue Committee Property Tax Package

April 17, 2019

"There’s no reason for the Revenue Committee to be considering so many tax increases on Nebraskans while most of the purchases made in our state remain completely exempt from state and local sales tax."

Medieval Guilds and Modern Occupational Licensing

April 16, 2019 | by Laura Ebke

The goal of policymakers should be the protection of the public from well-defined harm, not the protection of guild-like occupational structures.

News Release: Legislative Bill Tracking for April 15

April 15, 2019

LB550 appears on this week's legislative agenda. 

Facebook Friday Highlights for April 12

April 12, 2019

The Revenue Committee will soon host a special hearing on its proposed property tax reform plan. 

Drive to Succeed: Transportation Law Shuts Out Competition

April 09, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

A state law allows transportation companies to prevent newcomers from competing with them. Marc Nda would like to change that.

The Economics of a Cigarette Tax Increase

April 08, 2019 | by Sarah Curry

Evidence from other states show cigarette taxes are not a stable source of revenue for reducing property taxes.

News Release: Legislative Bill Tracking for April 8

April 08, 2019

LB445 and LB304 appear on this week's agenda in the Unicameral. 

Facebook Friday: Halfway Through Session, Priority Bills Shape Landscape

April 05, 2019

With the 2019 legislative session now half over, bill hearings are complete. Senators, committees, and the Speaker have selected their priority bills. We discuss one priority bill that might cut your cell phone bill.

Facebook Live: March Legislative Highlights

March 29, 2019

Even in these difficult times for Nebraska, state senators advanced numerous bills to remove barriers to opportunity. Plus, Laura Ebke is on the road promoting the Nebraska model of job licensing reform in other states.

Legislative Testimony and Bill Tracking for March 27

March 27, 2019

The Health and Human Services Committee will hear LB244, and the Agriculture Committee has advanced LB304. 

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