Platte Institute Publications

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

Taxes and Budget Dominate Governor’s ‘State of the State’ Address

January 12, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Governor Ricketts' State of the State address proposed regulatory and tax reforms. 

Posted by: Sarah Curry

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Governor, Senators Support Job Licensing Reform

January 11, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

At least 8 bills promoting occupational licensing reform will be heard in this legislative session.

News Release: Omaha City Council May Play Politics with Pension Debt

January 09, 2017

Major cities have been crippled by putting off needed pension reforms, but some members of the Omaha City Council are playing politics with pension debt.

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Finally, the Revenue Committee Will Represent Taxpayers

January 06, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

For the first time in years, a strong majority supporting tax reform will sit on the Legislature's Revenue Committee.

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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Media Availability: Jim Vokal & Nicole Fox to Discuss Legislative Session

January 04, 2017

Platte Institute Chief Executive Officer Jim Vokal and former state Sen. Nicole Fox, the Platte Institute’s new Director of Government Relations, are available this week for comment on the start of the 2017 legislative session and next week’s State of the State address.  

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4 Ways the Legislature Can Remove Barriers to Growing Nebraska

January 04, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

The 105th Nebraska Legislature can protect and strengthen the Good Life with the right game plan.

Pension Debt: The Unsolved Problem Threatening Omaha and Lincoln

January 03, 2017

Coming soon: new reports by the Reason Foundation on the state of Omaha and Lincoln's municipal pension systems.

The 2017 Platte Institute Legislative Issue Guide

January 02, 2017

Four key policy solutions can help the Nebraska Legislature remove barriers to opportunity in our state this session.

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College-educated people are leaving Nebraska

December 20, 2016 | by Sarah Curry

College-educated people are leaving Nebraska, and they're frequently choosing our lower-tax rivals.

Nebraska Tax Myths, Part 3

December 07, 2016 | by Sarah Curry

Consensus for tax reform is growing, but so is the list of myths against it.

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