Platte Institute Blog

FTC Chairman Says Too Much Job Licensing Undermines Freedom to Work

October 02, 2017

Watch remarks on Occupational Licensing Reform by Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen shown at the Platte Institute's 2017 Legislative Summit.

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Senators Discuss Personal Property Tax Reform

September 25, 2017

The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Legislature's Revenue Committee will join a discussion on reforming Nebraska's Personal Property Tax.

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Senators, Governor, FTC & ACLU to Speak at Legislative Summit

September 25, 2017

Highlights and speakers at our upcoming 2017 Legislative Summit.

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ACLU, Platte Institute and Senator Laura Ebke Announce Town Halls on Professional Licensing Reform

September 15, 2017

The ACLU of Nebraska is partnering with the Platte Institute and Nebraska state Sen. Laura Ebke for a series of town halls on ways to streamline Nebraska’s occupational licensing laws.

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An Undue Burden: A Licensed Massage Therapist Explains Barriers in State Licensing Law

September 07, 2017

Nebraska takes about twice as long to train licensed massage therapists as most states, but not all the training is essential for safety.

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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.

Posted by: Sarah Curry

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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. 

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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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.

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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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.

Posted by: Albert Gustafson

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