Listed below are all Platte Institute publications. To the left, you can browse these publications by publication type or policy area.
Platte Institute Publications
August 27, 2014
In this week's Platte Chat, we provided a sneak peek into our forthcoming policy brief on minimum wage increases and workforce development. Learn what the research really does tell us about minimum wages and unemployment.
August 20, 2014
Unkept promises with the operation of a public golf course in one Nebraska city tell quite a story about the proper role of government and private enterprise.
August 13, 2014
Governor Heineman has declared August "Parental Involvement in Education Month" in Nebraska. But how do Nebraska state policies impact parental control and choice in education?
August 06, 2014
Backers of wage hikes are deceiving voters, incorrectly using a new study to make promises of job growth that politicians can't possibly keep.
July 31, 2014
Omaha area residents have seen a number of proposed and actual cost increases for public services in recent weeks. One proposal that may go before the Learning Community adds to the list, but is another tax increase really necessary?
July 29, 2014
Two new and conflicting appellate rulings on key provisions of the Affordable Care Act are raising questions about the future of the major health care legislation and what it means to Nebraska.
July 23, 2014
Despite the relative restraint exercised by lawmakers during the budget process, state government in Nebraska has grown by about 20 percent in the last fourteen years. How do we set a course for truly growing Nebraska and not just growing government?
July 21, 2014
What is School Choice and why does Nebraska need it?
July 17, 2014
Nebraska has the dubious honor of being named by Forbes as a place “not to die." This warning has not gone unheeded by Nebraska retirees, with adults ages 55 and older moving out of the state more rapidly than any group other than young college graduates.
July 10, 2014
Nebraska is currently a leader in opportunity for young people, boasting one of the country's lowest rates of youth unemployment. But by following in the footsteps of states like California and Washington and instituting one of the country's highest minumum wages, many youth from a generation already hard-hit by the recession could be deprived of chances to learn, grow, and become independent.