Platte Institute Publications

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

Medicaid Reform Should Be a Priority for Nebraska

September 17, 2014

Medicaid Expansion was debated for two years in the legislature to no result. But there are other Medicaid reform options that can help Nebraskans in need.

Land for Education: Funding Schools the Old-Fashioned Way

September 11, 2014

An historical school funding practice that pre-dates Nebraska Statehood, and even the U.S. Constitution, still exists today and helps relieve taxpayers in funding education in Nebraska.

Property Tax Hikes Hurt Home Values and Drive Up Rental Costs

September 05, 2014

In this week’s Platte Chat, we discuss how property tax increases depress property values, lead to higher rental costs, and cause damaging distortions in the housing market. 

The Fiscal Impact of School Choice Programs

August 28, 2014

With 43 states now enacting school choice initiatives, there is a wealth of knowledge about how to successfully structure and fund school choice programs that can empower parents and students and meet their unique education needs. In this report, the Platte Institute provides a guide to policymakers with practical recommendations on the variables to consider in structuring school choice programs.

Raising the Minimum Wage Eliminates Opportunity

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.

Teeing Off with Tax Dollars in North Platte

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.

Nebraska and the Freedom to Educate

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?

Higher Minimum Wage Means Fewer Opportunities for Workers

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.

Paying for Early Childhood Priorities

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?

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