Platte Chat Archive

2014

December 31, 2014 - 2014: Platte Institute Year in Review
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December 17, 2014 - Strong Roots Nebraska: A Christmas Present for the Bottom Bracket
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December 10, 2014 - Strong Roots Nebraska: Questions and Answers About Tax Relief
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December 4, 2014 - Taxation and Incentives for Growth
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November 20, 2014 - Thankful for the Good Life in Nebraska
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November 13, 2014 - Voters Pick Reform Candidates Over Defenders of Educational Status Quo
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November 6, 2014 - The Freedom to Thrive, Taxation and Economic Growth
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October 31, 2014 - No Time Like the Present: An Opportunity for Nebraska
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October 22, 2014 - The Tiff Over TIF in Nebraska
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October 15, 2014 - Bargaining for a Better Deal for Taxpayers
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October 9, 2014 - Wage Hike Means More Pain, Less Gain for Small Businesses and Workers
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October 2, 2014 - State and Local Taxes are Only Half the Problem
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September 22, 2014 - Building Strong Roots for Nebraska
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September 17, 2014 - Medicaid Reform Should be a Priority for Nebraska
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September 11, 2014 - Land for Education: Funding Schools the Old Fashioned Way
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September 5, 2014 - Property Tax Hikes Hurt Home Values and Drive Up Rental Costs
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August 27, 2014 - Raising the Minimum Wage Eliminates Opportunity
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August 20, 2014 - Teeing Off with Tax Dollars in North Platte
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August 13, 2014 - Nebraska and the Freedom to Educate
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August 6, 2014 - Higher Minimum Wage Means Fewer Opportunities for Workers
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July 31, 2014 - Paying for Early Childhood Priorities
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July 29, 2014 - The Meaning of the Federal Health Care Cases
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July 23, 2014 - State and Local Spending Versus Economic Growth
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July 17, 2014 - Nebraska's Destructive Inheritance Tax
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July 10, 2014 - Minimum Wage Hike Would Hurt Business and Labor
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July 2, 2014 - Making Pensions Work for Public Servants and for Taxpayers
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June 25, 2014 - Kansas's New Scholarship Tax Credits Worth a Look
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June 18, 2014 - Finding a New Vision for Nebraska Education
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June 10, 2014 - Kansas Comparison Doesn't Tell Whole Story on Tax Cuts
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June 5, 2014 - Truthful Numbers Key to Holding Nebraska Government Accountable
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May 28, 2014 - Graduates Plan Ahead in Grand Island
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May 22, 2014 - Keystone XL Opponents Holding the Line on a Fiction
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May 14, 2014 - Nebraska's Caution Wise on Implementing Federal Health Law
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May 8, 2014 - Comparing Student Achievement, Public and Private
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April 29, 2014 - Regulators Against the Innovators
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April 22, 2014 - Coming Up Short in the Rankings: Why Nebraska Should Care
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April 16, 2014 - Limiting Government Growth is the Key to Prosperity
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April 9, 2014 - Unfunded Mandates and Tax Reform
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April 1, 2014 - Legislative Update: Achievements and Room for Improvement on Taxes and Spending
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March 26, 2014 - Hiking Local Sales Tax Not the Right Path for Lincoln
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March 19, 2014 - The WIN Act is a Loser for Nebraska
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March 14, 2014 - The Meaning of the 2014 Farm Bill
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March 7, 2014 - Refocusing on Juvenile Justice Reform
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March 4, 2014 - Sunny Revenue Forecast is a Golden Opportunity for Taxpayers
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February 26, 2014 - Charter Schools Are Right for Nebraska
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February 19, 2014 - Tax Reform Bill Moving in Nebraska Legislature
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February 14, 2014 - Getting More for Less with Criminal Justice Reform
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February 5, 2014 - Medicaid Expansion Is the Wrong Prescription for Nebraska
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January 29, 2014 - School Choice: What Nebraska Can Learn from Arizona 
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January 23, 2014 - Bills of Interest in the 104th Legislative Session
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January 15, 2014 - State Taxation and Migration
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2013

December 31, 2013 - The Platte Institute's Year End Review
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December 23, 2013 - Omaha Public Schools: Action is the Next Step
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December 18, 2013 - State Aid Not the Path to Nebraska Property Tax Relief
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December 12, 2013 - Government Spending on Pre-K
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December 4, 2013 - Comparing the Effects of Tax Reform in Nebraska
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November 26, 2013 - Sunshine in Nebraska
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November 20, 2013 - What Effect Do Taxes Have on Economic Growth?
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November 12, 2013 - Property Tax Caps Would Provide Relief
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October 30, 2013 - Don't Forget About the Occupation Taxes

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October 23, 2013 - The East Lake Model: A School Choice Model for Omaha?

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October 16, 2013 - More State Aid Will Not Alleviate Property Taxes

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October 9, 2013 - Omaha Must Control Its Pension Problem

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October 1, 2013 - Overhauling Nebraska's Educational System

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September 25, 2013 - Giving Retirees a Break

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September 18, 2013 - Obamacare: A Nightmare for Bureaucrats, Businesses, and Individuals Alike

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September 11, 2013 - Stop the Inheritance Tax

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September 3, 2013 - Budgets, Taxes, and City Halls

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August 27-2013 - The Key to Attracting Businesses

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August 21-2013 - Tax Cuts Help Create Tax Equity

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August 14, 2013 - A Warning from the Motor City

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August 7, 2013 - Streamlining Educational Bureaucracy

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August 1, 2013 - Raising the Minimum Wage Means Raising Unemployment

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July 24, 2013 - Support the Students, Not the Unions

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July 18, 2013 - Driving Economic Growth

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July 11, 2013 - Per Capita Spending: How Do We Compare?

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July 2, 2013 - Indiana Leading the Way on Vouchers

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June 25, 2013 - Douglas County Tax Increase Must Be Avoided

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June 19, 2013 - Is Nebraska a Rich State or a Poor State?

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June 11, 2013 - The Predicament of Funding Roads

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June 7, 2013 - End of Legislative Session Update

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June 4, 2013 - The Winds of Corporate Welfare

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May 30, 2013 - Public Pensions Still Need a Long-Term Fix

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May 23, 2013- Deflating Administrative Bloat
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May 15, 2013 - Charter Schools: More Choices, Better Results

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May 10, 2013 - Implication of the Internet Sales Tax

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May 2, 2013 - An Inquiry into Job Creation

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April 26, 2013 - Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska: Update

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April 22, 2013 - Omaha Public Schools Pension System: The Forgotten One

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April 18, 2013 - Talking, Texting, Taxing

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April 10, 2013 - Legislative Update

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April 2, 2013 - How Low Taxes Help the Less Fortunate: Part One

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March 26, 2013 - Update on Efforts to De-integrate the Nebraska State Bar

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March 26, 2013 - Expanding Educational Choice in Nebraska

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March 20, 2013 - Energy Security, Endergy Taxes, and KXL

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March 15, 2013 - Tax Modernization Commission Extends the Debate

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March 7, 2013 - The Need for Transparency

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March 5, 2013 - Repeal the Local Option Sales Tax

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February 26, 2013 - Transparency - the Salvation of the State

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February 20, 2013 - "Buffett Rule" is Bad for Nebraska

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February 13, 2013 - Tax Proposal Review Part Two: Ending the Corporate Income Tax

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February 6, 2013 - The Benefits of Eliminating the Income Tax

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February 1, 2013 - Fiscal Cliff: Not over for Nebraskans

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January 25, 2013 - Bills of Interest in the 103rd nebraska Legislature Session

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January 16, 2013 - Education Savings Accounts: Arizona's Progress Could Be Nebraska's Future

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January 9, 2013 - The Problem with Expanding Medicaid in Nebraska

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2012

December 26, 2012 - Year End Review

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December 17, 2012- A look at the new proposed Fire Contract
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December 13, 2012- Role of State and Local Sales Tax in Nebraska's Economic Growth
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December 7, 2012- Nebraska Primed for Right-Sizing Juvenile Justice System
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November 30, 2012- Keystone XL Pipeline is good for Nebraska
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November 19, 2012- Trending: States rejecting state-based health insurance exchanges
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November 1, 2012- Merging County Offices: Efficiency and Fiscal Responsibility
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October 24, 2012- "Capitol Gains" Study Release
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October 18, 2012- Factors to Consider in Raising Legislative Salaries
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October 11, 2012- Term Limits and Fiscal Responsibility
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October 5, 2012- Dismal Scores Represent Need for Choice
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September 24, 2012- Omaha's Occupation Tax Addiction
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September 21, 2012- U.S. has a bas case of crony capitalism
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September 13, 2012- Local Government Needs to Prioritize
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September 6, 2012- Data is the Foundation for Reform
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August 29, 2012- Are We Economically Free? Mostly.
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August 23, 2012- Omaha Mass Transit
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August 17, 2012- Vouchers and Tax Credits
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August 8, 2012- Lowering Vehicle Fees
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August 1, 2012- Top-Heavy NU Isn't Controlling Costs
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July 25, 2012- Expanding the Medical Supply
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July 19, 2012- The States Resist Obamacare
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July 12, 2012- Eliminating Barriers for Interstate Teachers
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July 6, 2012- The Next Step on Health Care
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June 28, 2012- The Corporatism of Farm Subsidies
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June 21, 2012- Whatever Happened to Hospitality? A Look at Nebraska's Lodging Taxes
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June 13, 2012- Resist the Common Core
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June 5, 2012- An Analysis of the University of Nebraska System
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May 31, 2012- Time to Examine Licensing Laws
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May 24, 2012- Power to the Parents
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May 17, 2012- Film Incentives: Subsidizing Hollywood
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May 10, 2012- End Lincoln's Taxi Monopoly
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May 3, 2012- Time To Focus On Inflation
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April 25, 2012- Legislative Round-Up
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April 17, 2012- Reject Local Option Sales Tax
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April 11, 2012- Tax Freedom Day Has Arrived
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April 4, 2012- Give Citizens a Voice on Occupation Taxes
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March 29, 2012- Helping Hunters Feed the Hungry
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March 21, 2012- Controlling Spending Makes Tax Cuts Affordable
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March 12, 2012- LB970 Tax Relief Package
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March 7, 2012- Buying American Hurts Nebraskans
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February 29, 2012- Opening the Taxi Market
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February 21, 2012- Health Care Exchanges Don't Work
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February 15, 2012- Stop Taxing Social Security
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February 8, 2012- Next Steps for Child Welfare Reform in Nebraska
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February 2, 2012- Counties Need to Tighten Their Belts
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January 31, 2012- Tax Relief Helps Citizens and the State
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January 25, 2012- Nebraska's Loss is China's Gain
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January 19, 2012- The Federal Budget: A Household Perspective
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January 11, 2012- Sunshine State Reforms Shed Light on Improving Teacher Quality
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January 4, 2012- Legislative Wish List
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2011

December 28, 2011- Nebraska Favors Public Unions over Taxpayers
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December 21, 2011- Alternative Options for Health Care
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December 14, 2011- Public Sector Pensions in Nebraska
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December 7, 2011- Say No to Health Care Exchange
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December 1, 2011- Department of Labor Overreach
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November 25, 2011- Energy Smackdown: Keystone XL vs. Solyndra
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November 22, 2011- Charity in the Free Market
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November 16, 2011- Public Sector Compensation
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November 9, 2011- Apply Savings to Education, Not Union Pay
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November 2, 2011- Jurisdiction and the Special Session
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October 27, 2011- Pitfalls of Special Session
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October 13, 2011-Core Curriculum Not Emphasized in Universities
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October 5, 2011- OPS Administration in need of reform
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September 29, 2011- The Truth about the Keystone XL Pipeline
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September 21, 2011- Nebraska's Workers Need Keystone XL
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September 15, 2011- Summary of the Pro-Growth Strategy for Nebraska
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September 8, 2011- The Positive Economic Effects of Charter Schools
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August 30, 2011- Veterans in Medicare
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August 24, 2011- OPS' ‘Cultural Proficiency' Book Summary
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August 17, 2011- Medicaid Policy Study Release
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August 10, 2011-Balance Tax Revenues with Tax Cuts
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August 3, 2011- Omaha Fire Contract Summary
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July 28, 2011- The Corporate Income Tax
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July 19, 2011- The Future of Nebraska's Prisons
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July 13, 2011- The "Logic" of Taxing Social Security Benefits
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July 6, 2011- Economic Snapshot
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June 29, 2011- Legislature Seeks to Honor Nation's Heroes
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June 22, 2011- Update: Medicare, Virtual Education
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June 17, 2011- Easy, Fun, Interesting Resources
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June 8, 2011- From Access to Achievement
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June 1, 2011- Nebraska's 'Death' Tax: Killing Small Businesses, Farms, and Investments
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May 26, 2011- Energy/Ag Subsidies Subject to Scrutiny
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May 20, 2011- CIR Compromise
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May 13, 2011- Subsidizing Gambling in Nebraska
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May 6, 2011- CIR Legislation Recap
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April 28, 2011- Excessive Taxes Nebraskans Need to Know About
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April 20, 2011- "Bad Medicine" Executive Summary
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April 15, 2011- The Right to Decide
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April 4, 2011- CIR Reform Thoughts
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March 25, 2011- For All to See
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March 21, 2011- Education Spending Increases as Student Achievement Flatlines
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February 24, 2011- Criminal Justice Study Release
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February 16, 2011- Conservation Easements
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February 10, 2011- Providing Full Disclosure about CIR Public Hearing
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February 2, 2011- The Reality of Voting Fraud
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January 31, 2011- Budgeting for a Better Nebraska
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January 28, 2011- Concerns About UNL Graduation Rates
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January, 19 2011- States' Real Pension Liabilities
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January 4, 2011- Climate Change Regulation
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2010

December 30, 2010-The Connection Between County Property Tax and Population Trends
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December 14, 2010- Earmarks Flowing to the University of Nebraska
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December 13, 2010- Nebraska's Best and Worst Cities for Property Tax Collections
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December 1, 2010- Big 12's Best in Football Struggle in the Classroom
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November 30, 2010- Is Nebraska a Retiree Tax Heaven or Hell?
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November 2, 2010- Omaha Needs to Assert its Authority Over Fire Department
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October 6, 2010 - New Property Tax Calculator a Somber Reminder of Burden in Nebraska
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October 1, 2010 - Platte Institute Releases Pair of Studies at Water Management Summit
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September 24, 2010 - Principles for Economic Revival
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September 17, 2010 - Putting More Holes Into a Sinking Ship: Omaha's New Taxes
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September 10, 2010 - Considering the Common Core: Could Nebraska Benefit from Interstate Education Stadards?
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August 20, 2010 - A Sales Tax Comparison
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August 13, 2010 - Funding Issues, High Property Taxes place Pressure on Rural Schools
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August 3, 2010 - Platte Institute Releases Where Did the Money Go?
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July 28, 2010 - Economic Education in Nebraska: Room for Improvement, but Tools and Training Available
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July 22, 2010 - The Status of Educational Choice in Nebraska
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July 19, 2010 - Lessons for Nebraska From New York's Failure to Snatch LeBron James
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July 9, 2010 - Federal Health Care's Impact on Business
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July 2, 2010 - Recession, Stimulus Good for Public Sector Employment
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June 25, 2010 - How Nebraska's Tax System Stacks Up
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June 16, 2010 - Pit Bull Ban a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars
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June 10, 2010 - Suttle's Campaign Pledges: One Year Later
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May 28, 2010 - Change Needed at Low Achieving Schools
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May 20, 2010 - Why You Want a Government Job
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May 13, 2010 - Omaha Needs Police Layoffs, CIR Reform
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May 7, 2010 - Nebraska's Women and Minorities as Business Owners
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April 27, 2010 - Public Sector Collective Bargaining in Trying Times
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April 22, 2010 - Our Unconstitutional Congress
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April 13, 2010 - To Fix Deficit, Tax Man Must Knock on Many Doors
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April 9, 2010 - Nebraska's Economic Outlook is Bleak
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April 1, 2010 - April 7 in Nebraska's Tax Freedom Day
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March 25, 2010 - Truancy a Problem Across All of Nebraska
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March 17, 2010 - Charter Schools and Student Performance
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March 11, 2010 - Hate the Sin, Tax the Sinner?
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March 4, 2010 - The True Cost of Remedial Education in Nebraska
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February 26, 2010 - Omaha is at a Crossroads
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February 17, 2010 - Virtual Education Benefits all of Nebraska
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February 11, 2010 - High School Drop-Out Rates, Economy Go Hand-in-Hand
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February 4, 2010 - The Good, Bad and Ugly of Nebraska Health Care
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January 28, 2010 - The Faustian Bargain in Omaha Politics
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Januray 20, 2010 - Wallets on Empty - Is There a Fuel Tax Increase Down the Road?
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January 13, 2010 - Time is Now for Charter Schools in Nebraska
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January 7, 2010 - A Better Way to Educate in Nebraska
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January 4, 2010 - Centralization is Key to Creating More Leverage and Efficiency in State Government Spending on Vehicles
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2009

 

December 8, 2009 - Platte Institute Releases Latest Report: The Role for Public-Private Partnership in Modernizing and Expanding Nebraska's Transportation System
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November 25, 2009 - Article Reminds Us There is Much to be Thankful for in Nebraska
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November 18, 2009 - County Consolidation - Is Less More?
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November 13, 2009 - Another CIR Black Eye: Nebraska Pays its Firefighters Too Much
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November 10, 2009 - Report Shows Charitable Spirit of Entrepreneurs
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October 21, 2009 - K-12, Higher Education are Ripe for Cuts During Special Session
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October 14, 2009 - A Look at Where Nebraska's Tax Receipts Come From 
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October 7, 2009 - Latest Reports Looks at Nebraska's Foster Care System
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October 1, 2009 - A Snapshot View of Health Care Reform's Impact on Nebraska
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September 22, 2009 - Tax Foundation: Nebraska's Business Tax Climate Improving
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September 10, 2009 - The Coming Reset in State Government
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August 25, 2009 - Register Today for the 2009 Nebraska Health Care Summit
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August 18, 2009 - Platte Institute Releases Latest Study: The Prognosis for National Health Insurance - A Nebraska Perspective.
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August 14, 2009 - Agenda for 2009 Nebraska Health Care Summit Released
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August 5, 2009 - Register Today for the 2009 Nebraska Health Care Summit
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July 21, 2009 - Proposed Budget Means More Government Spending, Higher Taxes in Omaha
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July 15, 2009 - Public Offers More Suggestions for Omaha
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July 2, 2009 - Tracking Nebraska's Federal Stimulus Money
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June 25, 2009 - It's Time to Relax Nebraska's Firework Regulations
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June 22, 2009 - City of Omaha needs to look at spending cuts, not tax hikes
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June 17, 2009 - What Brings People to Nebraska
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June 4, 2009 - Comparing Nebraska Employers by Sectors and Location
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May 27, 2009 - More New Graduates Than New Jobs Creates "Brain Drain" in Nebraska
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May 18, 2009 - Nebraskans Pay for "Ugly Betty" License Plates
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May 12, 2009 - Nebraska's Licensing Requirements Highest Amongst Its Neighbors
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April 14, 2009 - K-12 Spending Reductions Make Sense
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April 8, 2009 - Nebraska County Government: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
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April 2, 2009 - We Wonder Why $3 Billion a Year Never Makes it Into Nebraska's Coffers
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March 25, 2009 - Platte Institute Releases Its Latest Study: Nebraska's Spending Habits
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March 23, 2009 - Press Conference Announced for Release of Dr. Ernie Goss Study
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March 2, 2009 - Platte Institute Releases Commentary on Commission of Industrial Relations
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2008

November 6, 2008 - Platte Institute Releases Unicameral Attendance Records for 2007-2008
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October 24, 2008 - Tax Foundation Ranks Nebraska's Property Tax Burden as 2nd Highest in the Nation
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October 1, 2008 - Would Greater Transparency Have Helped Avoid Current Economic Situation?
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September 18, 2008 - Transparency Highlights the Facts of Life
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August 22, 2008 - Nebraska Football and Your Wallet
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August 14, 2008 - Stossel Headlines Transparency Conference
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July 30, 2008 - Nebraska's Cell Phone Taxes
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July 17, 2008 - Lesson on Free Enterprise
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July 2, 2008 - Firework Regulation Failure
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June 25, 2008 - Gas Tax, United Van Lines Study
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June 12, 2008 - Mobility Dilemma, Motor Vehicle Tax Quagmire
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May 28, 2008 - LB701, Brain Drain, Wine & Beer Tax
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