Platte Institute Blog

Occupational Licensing Creates Barriers for Nebraskans No Longer Behind Bars

June 23, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

After leaving prison, finding a job can be an ex-offender’s most essential step for reintegrating into society.  But their criminal record can also make it one of their most difficult. 

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States Still “CON” Patients Long After Federal Repeal

June 16, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

A little-known health care law can deprive patients of affordable access to care.

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When Omaha Works with Food Trucks, the College World Series Wins

June 16, 2017 | by Luke Ashton

Omaha's food truck scene will be open for business during the College World Series.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Must Plan Around Uncertainty in Washington

June 13, 2017 | by Luke Ashton

A federal funds inventory will help Nebraska be prepared for changes in national policy that impact the state budget.

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Legislative Committees to Study Job Licensing Barriers

May 12, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

The legislative chamber may sit empty soon, but some lawmakers are sticking around.

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Jim Vokal's Statement on LB461 Filibuster

May 02, 2017

Despite the support of the legislative majority, opponents of tax reform succesfully filibustered LB461.

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News Release: Nursing, Audiology Licensing Reforms Approved Unanimously

April 24, 2017

LB88e, an occupational licensing reform bill, was approved unanimously in the Legislature.

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News Conference Call: LB461 Will Grow State & Family Budgets

April 17, 2017

An analysis of LB461 shows the tax reform plan will benefit both taxpayers and budget-writers. 

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Jim Vokal Invites You to Join Gov. Pete Ricketts for a Telephone Town Hall

April 12, 2017 | by Jim Vokal

Join the discussion about the LB461 tax reform plan. 

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How Does the LB461 Tax Reform Plan Work?

April 07, 2017

Learn more about LB461 and how its tax reforms are implemented over time.

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