Platte Institute Blog

A Summer’s Swim through the Unexpectedly Murky Waters of Local Government Finance

August 16, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

Why is Nebraska one of only six states with an inheritance tax?

Posted by: Albert Gustafson

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Surprisingly, Nebraska Gets It Right on Sales Tax Holidays

August 14, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Nebraska has avoided using a tax policy gimmick that doesn't really help taxpayers or the economy.

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While Nebraska Debates Job Licensing Reform, Montana Just Does It

August 10, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

A proposal that was controversial in Nebraska was a cakewalk in another rural state. 

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Government’s Job Is Keeping You Safe, Not Stylish

August 02, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

Job licensing is burdensome enough without getting the fashion police involved.

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Cut Red Tape So Nebraska Can Grow Again

July 28, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

Nebraska state senators can help encourage recovery in the face of a sluggish economy.

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Government Data Show Nebraska’s Economy Shrinking – What Does It Mean?

July 27, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

In the first quarter of 2017, Nebraska had the lowest economic growth in the country.

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Personal Property Tax Reform Could Relieve Slump in Economic Growth

July 27, 2017 | by Luke Ashton

Nebraska’s economy just took another hit to its otherwise solid reputation for growth.

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Could NYC’s Dog-Sitting Crackdown Come to Nebraska?

July 25, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

Nebraska can protect itself against bone-headed regulations passed in other states.

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Platte Institute Hires Elliott Bottorf as New Development Director

July 25, 2017

The Platte Institute has hired Elliott Bottorf as its new Director of Development.

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Taxpayers Aren’t to Blame for Revenue Shortfall

July 20, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

The Legislature is learning that it can't spend more without the economic growth to pay for it.

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