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Give Thanks: Following a Recession, Nebraska Is Growing Again

November 21, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

New government statistics confirm that Nebraska technically went through a recession in the past year.

A School Board Member Faced a Recall. The Reason May Surprise You.

November 18, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

You may be surprised to find out why this school board member faced a recall. 

Before Black Friday, November 21 Is “Economic Growth Tuesday”

November 06, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

Some big news that will be delivered on November 21 might get lost in the Thanksgiving festivities.

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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Senators, Governor, FTC & ACLU to Speak at Legislative Summit

September 25, 2017

Highlights and speakers at our upcoming 2017 Legislative Summit.

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A Summer’s Swim through the Unexpectedly Murky Waters of Local Government Finance

August 16, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

Why is Nebraska one of only six states with an inheritance tax?

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Policy Brief: One Size Fits All Federal Policy Endangers Omaha Children and Families

August 09, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Something as simple and local as a crosswalk in your neighborhood can sometimes be determined by policies from Washington, D.C. 

Government Data Show Nebraska’s Economy Shrinking – What Does It Mean?

July 27, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

In the first quarter of 2017, Nebraska had the lowest economic growth in the country.

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Legislative Summit to Highlight the Good Life at Work

July 26, 2017 | by Luke Ashton

The Platte Institute is hosting its annual Legislative Summit in Lincoln on September 26.

Taxpayers Aren’t to Blame for Revenue Shortfall

July 20, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

The Legislature is learning that it can't spend more without the economic growth to pay for it.

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Nebraska Falls Slightly in Fiscal Ranking, But Could Fall Again

July 18, 2017 | by Luke Ashton

Resting on our laurels can be a competitive weakness for our state.

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