Listed below are all Platte Institute publications. To the left, you can browse these publications by publication type or policy area.
Platte Institute Publications
October 22, 2014
Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, can be a legitimate tool for dire community development needs. But policymakers need to be cautious of the practice creating conflicts of interest or being used to pick winners and losers in business.
October 15, 2014
What is the Commission of Industrial Relations? How does it impact your say in the cost of public services to taxpayers?
October 09, 2014
A whole host of small businesses with four employees or more will be negatively impacted by the proposed 24% increase in Nebraska's minimum wage.
October 07, 2014
On November 4th, Nebraska's voters will have an opportunity to decide whether to increase the state's minimum wage rate. But the increase as proposed will have detrimental, unintended consequences for the vulnerable citizens it aims to help.
October 02, 2014
Tax reform in Nebraska doesn't just set a good precedent for Nebraska. It also sets a good example for Uncle Sam.
September 22, 2014
To meet the challenge of out-migration and grow Nebraska's economy years into the future, policymakers need a plan to retain and attract residents and businesses in 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.
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.
September 08, 2014
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.