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News Release: Senators and State Policy Leaders to Speak at Platte Institute Summit

September 10, 2018

The Platte Institute will host its 2018 Legislative Summit.

Video News Release: State Budget and Property Taxes Discussed on September 6 Conference Call

August 31, 2018

Increases in state spending are making it harder for the Legislature to come up with additional money for state property tax relief programs.

New Column: Nebraska Is Choking on Its Cottage Food Law

August 03, 2018

Current state law undermines Nebraskans starting home-based food preparing businesses.

News Advisory for Sept. 13: 2018 Legislative Summit in Lincoln

July 30, 2018

The Platte Institute will host its annual Legislative Summit in Lincoln on September 13.

New Column: What Are the Facts About State Government Spending?

July 24, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Lawmakers need to look at the whole budget picture to understand how and why Nebraska has reached the level of spending it is at today. 

News Release: New Report Shows State Spending on the Rise

July 24, 2018

A new report shows state spending has increased significantly over time, even after adjusting for inflation and population.

Bob Dudley Appointed to Platte Institute Board of Directors

June 26, 2018

Bob Dudley, President of the Norfolk-based APPEARA textile rental company, has been appointed to the Institute’s Board of Directors.

June 13 News Conference Call: Progress Report Shows Job Licensing Reform in Nebraska Is Just Beginning

June 12, 2018

Sarah Curry and Nicole Fox are releasing a new report on legislative progress on job licensing in 2018. 

News Release: Job Licensing Review Bill Passes, 45-1

April 18, 2018

A bill to review Nebraska’s job licensing laws and to provide workers with conviction histories an advance assessment of their eligibility for job licensing earned final approval in the Unicameral today.

News Release: Three Job Licensing Bills on Final Reading

April 18, 2018

On the last day of session, three bills to reform job licensing will get their final vote.

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