Policy Studies

Get Real About Property Taxes

October 30, 2018 | by Sarah Curry, Adam Weinberg

Can legislators work together to build a 33-vote consensus on property tax reform? And what do Nebraskans think should be done to make changes to the local tax system?

Nebraska's Crowded Budget and its Impact on Property Taxes

September 04, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

How does the state budget affect your local property tax bill?

Trends in Nebraska State Spending

July 24, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Total state spending is on the rise in Nebraska. 

The 2018 Occupational Licensing Review

June 13, 2018 | by Sarah Curry, Nicole Fox

Nebraska has joined a handful of states that have enacted comprehensive reviews of state job licensing laws.

Nebraska's Hidden Tax: Red Tape Regulation Harming Economic Growth

February 13, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Sarah Curry explains why scrutinizing state regulation removes barriers to economic growth in Nebraska. 

This Time, It's Personal: Nebraska's Personal Property Tax

September 26, 2017 | by Sarah Curry, Luke Ashton

A tax on business equipment comes with red tape that is harming economic growth in Nebraska.

Policy Brief: One Size Fits All Federal Policy Endangers Omaha Children and Families

August 09, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Something as simple and local as a crosswalk in your neighborhood can sometimes be determined by policies from Washington, D.C. 

Strong Jobs Nebraska: The 2017 Occupational Licensing Review

July 11, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Platte Institute Policy Director Sarah Curry reviews the progress and barriers to creating more and better jobs in Nebraska through occupational licensing reforms.

State and Family Budgets Grow with LB461 Tax Reform

April 17, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Tax reform based on ending special tax credits and requiring revenue growth triggers can deliver lower tax rates and a larger state budget.

Pension Debt: The Unsolved Problem Threatening Omaha and Lincoln

January 03, 2017

Two new reports by the Reason Foundation show the state of Omaha and Lincoln's municipal pension systems.

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