Platte Institute Publications

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

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?

The Meaning of the Federal Health Care Cases

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.

State and Local Spending Versus Economic Growth

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?

Education Policy Brief: School Choice 101

July 21, 2014

What is School Choice and why does Nebraska need it?

Nebraska’s Destructive Inheritance Tax

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.

Minimum Wage Hike Would Hurt Business and Labor

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.

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