Platte Institute Publications

Listed below are all Platte Institute publications.  To the left, you can browse these publications by publication type or policy area.

Inspiring Every Nebraska Child to Succeed

March 03, 2015

Nebraska can enhance student options and success by becoming the 15th state to offer tax credits that boost support for private school scholarships. Jonathan Butcher, director of education at the Goldwater Institute, reviews best practices among tax credit scholarship programs and their growing record of academic, fiscal and legal success.

Inspiring Success in Nebraska’s Classrooms

March 03, 2015

Education tax credits currently available in 14 states are helping erase the achievement gap. Nebraska should have them too.

The Nebraska Tax Policy Debate

February 25, 2015

Which way will lead to growth? New taxes, or lower taxes and controlled spending? 

Cut Taxes to Grow Nebraska

February 16, 2015

This week, Nebraskans will have the chance to make their voices heard on two very different proposals for Nebraska's tax system.

Enhancing Public Safety is Good For Taxpayers

February 11, 2015

Our newest study proposes ways to address the state's prison overcrowding problem while saving tax dollars and improving public safety.

Bills to Watch in 2015

February 04, 2015

The Platte Institute is keeping you informed by tracking key economic policy bills in the Nebraska Legislature.

Securing Nebraska: Correctional Policy Improvements in the Cornhusker State

February 04, 2015

Applying successful reforms from other states can help Nebraska improve public safety and control costs in the state's corrections system.

Strong Roots Nebraska: A Formula for Growth

January 28, 2015

An independent analysis shows that LB357's income tax reforms would help the state overcome its key economic challenges with out-migration, workforce development, and the creation of higher-paying jobs.

Strong Roots Nebraska and LB357: Growing Nebraska with Sensible Tax Relief

January 27, 2015

An independent analysis of LB357 shows that income tax reform will grow Nebraska and help the state overcome its main economic challenges.

Tax Relief and Rainy Day Planning

January 22, 2015

We hear a lot about Nebraska's Cash Reserve Fund, but what is the right amount for the state to hold in reserves?

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