Platte Institute Publications

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

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?

Nebraska's Property Tax Shell Game

January 14, 2015

In November, voters demanded real tax relief, but some policymakers are trying to shift the tax burden around instead of cutting it.

Planning for Success in 2015

January 07, 2015

The Platte Institute is eager to partner with policymakers in the 2015 legislative session to tackle the key policy problems facing Nebraskans in their daily lives.

2014: Platte Institute Year In Review

December 31, 2014

Let's look back at 2014's highlights as we prepare for another exciting year of growing the Good Life!

State Mandates: How Do They Impact Property Taxes?

December 30, 2014

Nebraska taxpayers want relief, particularly from property tax bills that increased in nearly every county in Nebraska in 2013. But a permanent tax reform solution that truly reduces the state’s tax burden will remain elusive unless the financial responsibilities shifted between state and local governments are quantified and reevaluated.

Strong Roots Nebraska: A Christmas Present for the Bottom Bracket

December 17, 2014

Savings and economic opportunities from the Strong Roots Nebraska tax reform plan would help make the Christmas season, and all seasons, bright for average Nebraska families.

Strong Roots Nebraska: Questions and Answers about Tax Relief

December 10, 2014

The Strong Roots Nebraska tax reform plan has been endorsed by the Tax Foundation. Get the answers to common questions people have about our tax plan.

Strong Roots Nebraska: A Stable Platform for Growth

December 08, 2014

The Tax Foundation, the country's most respected tax research organization, has endorsed the Strong Roots Nebraska tax reform plan. Learn how the Strong Roots Nebraska plan works to gradually lower taxes while protecting education funding, and how it compares to other tax reform proposals.

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