Policy Studies

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.

Removing Barriers in Nebraska Part Six: How Red Tape is Harming the Good Life

September 28, 2016

Bureaucratic red tape imposes barriers to Nebraskans getting better jobs and starting more businesses.

Removing Barriers in Nebraska Part Five: Economic Development vs. Economic Growth

September 14, 2016

Nebraska lags behind most of its rivals in the creation of new businesses and economic growth, even though the state spends more per capita on economic development incentives.

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