Regulatory Reform

FTC Chairman Says Too Much Job Licensing Undermines Freedom to Work

October 02, 2017

Watch remarks on Occupational Licensing Reform by Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen shown at the Platte Institute's 2017 Legislative Summit.

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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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ACLU, Platte Institute and Senator Laura Ebke Announce Town Halls on Professional Licensing Reform

September 15, 2017

The ACLU of Nebraska is partnering with the Platte Institute and Nebraska state Sen. Laura Ebke for a series of town halls on ways to streamline Nebraska’s occupational licensing laws.

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An Undue Burden: A Licensed Massage Therapist Explains Barriers in State Licensing Law

September 07, 2017

Nebraska takes about twice as long to train licensed massage therapists as most states, but not all the training is essential for safety.

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Rolling Back Harmful Red Tape

August 21, 2017 | by Governor Pete Ricketts

Governor Ricketts writes in his weekly column about action being taken to cut red tape regulation.

While Nebraska Debates Job Licensing Reform, Montana Just Does It

August 10, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

A proposal that was controversial in Nebraska was a cakewalk in another rural state. 

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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Government’s Job Is Keeping You Safe, Not Stylish

August 02, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

Job licensing is burdensome enough without getting the fashion police involved.

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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Cut Red Tape So Nebraska Can Grow Again

July 28, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

Nebraska state senators can help encourage recovery in the face of a sluggish economy.

Posted by: Albert Gustafson

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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.

Posted by: Sarah Curry

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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.

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