Policy Study Archive

2014

July 2014 - School Choice 101: Educational Choice and Achievement in Nebraska Part 1
Download file School Choice 101: Educational Choice and Achievement in Nebraska Part 1


June 2014 - Protecting Omaha's Future: Confronting the Challenge of Public Pension Reform
Download file Protecting Omaha's Future: Confroting the Challenge of Public Pension Reform


April 2014 - Ending Nebraska's Achievement Gap: A First Look at Student Achievement in Omaha's Public and Catholic Schools
Download file Ending Nebraska's Achievement Gap: A First Look at Student Achievement in Omaha's Public and Catholic Schools

 

February 2014 - Medicaid Expansion: A Bad Prescription for Nebraska
Download file Medicaid Expansion: A Bad Prescription for Nebraska

 

February 2014 - Controlling Costs and Protecting Public Safety in the Cornhusker State
Download file Controlling Costs and Protecting Public Safety in the Cornhusker State
 

2013

November 2013 - The Fairness of Free Market Tax Policy
Download file The Fairness of Free Market Tax Policy
 

October 2013 - Building on Success: A Guide to Fair, Simple, Pro-Growth Tax Reform for Nebraska
Download file Building on Success 
 

September 2013 - Keystone XL: Why Nebraska Counties Benefit
Download file Keystone XL: Why Nebraska Counties Benefit 
 

August 2013 - Taxes, Debt, and Economic Growth: Nebraska Counties, 2000-12
Download file Taxes, Debt, and Economic Growth: Nebraska Counties, 2000-12 
 

July 2013 - The Use of Tax Increment Financing in Nebraska
Download file The Use of Tax Increment Financing in Nebraska 
 

June 2013 - Nebraska's Public Pension System
Download file Nebraska's Public Pension System 
 

May 2013 - Honest Accounting and Public Employee Pensions in Nebraska
Download file Honest Accounting and Public Employee Pensions in Nebraska 
 

April 2013 - Medicaid Expanion - The Economic Analysis Dilemma
Download file Medicaid Expansion - The Economic Analysis Dilemma 
 

March 2013 - Getting it Right: Public Policy and Nebraska Higher Education
Download file Getting it Right: Public Policy and Nebraska Higher Education 
 

February 2013 - Comparing Public and Private Schools in Omaha
Download file Comparing Public and Private Schools in Omaha

 

2012

December 2012 - The Role of State and Local Sales Tax in Nebraska's Economic Growth
Download file Role of State and Local Taxes  
 

December 2012 - Right Sizing the Cornhusker's Juvenile Justice System
Download file Juvenile Justice System 

November 2012 - Institutions and State Spending
Download file Institutions and State Spending

October 2012 - Capitol Gains: A Review of Money in Campaigns for the Nebraska Legislature in the Term-Limits Era
Download file Campaign Finance 
 

August 2012 - Omaha Mass Transit
Download file Omaha Mass Transit 
 

March 2012 - LB970 Tax Relief Package
Download file LB970 Tax Relief Package  
 

February 2012 - Next Steps for Child Welfare Reform in Nebraska
Download file Next Steps for Child Welfare Reform in Nebraska 

 

January 2012 - Teacher Selection and Evaluation in Nebraska
Download file Teacher Selection and Evaluation in Nebraska 
 

 

2011 

December 2011 - Public Sector Pensions in Nebraska: Are Cash Balance Plans the Answer?
Download file Public Sector Pensions in Nebraska 
Authored by Andrew G. Biggs, PhD 
 

September 2011 - The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline- True Facts
Download file Keystone Pipeline 
 

September 2011 - Pro-Growth Strategy for Nebraska
Authored by Eric Thompson, PhD 
Download file Pro-Growth Strategy For Nebraska 
 

July 2011 - Analysis of the Agreement Between the City of Omaha and the Professional Firefighters Association of Omaha
Download file Fire Contract Policy Study   
 

June 2011 - The Vital Need for Virtual Schools in Nebraska
Authored by Vicki Murray Alger, PhD
Download file Virtual Education Policy Study  
 

May 2011 - The Need for Medicaid Reform Grows Larger After ObamaCare
Authored by Brian Blase & C.L. Gray, MD
Download file Medicaid Policy Study 
 

April 2011 -The Right to Decide
Download file The Right to Decide 
 

March 2011 - For All To See-Expanding Proactive Disclosure of Government Information
Authored by Mary E. Kelly, JD
Download file For All To See 
 

February 2011 - Controlling Cost and Protecting Public Safety in the Cornhusker State
Authored by Marc Levin, JD, & Vikrant Reddy, JD
Download file Criminal Justice 
 

January 2011 - The Nebraska Economy: The Potential Consequences of Proposed Climate Change Regulation
Authored by Brad Lubben, PhD, & Eric Thompson, PhD
Download file The Nebraska Economy 
 

2010

September 2010 - Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Overview of Challenges & Opportunities
Authored by Mary E. Kelly, JD
Download file Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Overview of Challenges & Opportunities 
 

September 2010 - Addressing Nebraska's Economic Issues in Water Policy
Authored by Raymond J. Supalla, PhD
Download file Addressing Nebraska's Economic Issues in Water Policy 
 

July 2010 - Where Did the Money Go? An Analysis of Spending and Revenue in Nebraska and Surrounding States, 2002-2008
Authored by Adam B. Summers, Leonard C. Gilroy & Lisa Snell
Download file Where Did the Money Go? 
 

Janurary 2010 - Race to the Top - Can We Compete: Nebraska's Charter School Initiative
Authored by Vicki E. Murray, PhD
Download file Charter School Study - 1-2010 
 

2009

December 2009 - The Role for Public-Private Partnerships in Modernizingand Expanding Nebraska's Transportation System
Authored by Shirley Ybarra & Leonard Gilroy
Download file Public-Private Partnerships 
 

November 2009 - County Consolidation: Is Less More?
Authored by Paul Burger, EdD, & H. Jason Combs, PhD
Download file County Services Consolidation 
 

October 2009 - Nebraska's Foster Care Conundrum: Federal Reimbursement Hinders Reform
Authored by Kelly Dunlap
Download file Foster Care Study 
 

August 2009 - The Prognosis for National Health Insurance: A Nebraska Perspective
Authored by Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics
Download file Nebraska Health Care 
 

March 2009 - Nebraska's Spending Habits: Are We Frugal or Frivlous?
Authored by Ernie Goss, PhD
Download file Nebraska's Spending Habits 
 

March 2009 - Commission of Industrial Relations: Wreaking Havoc on City Budgets and Governance in Nebraska
Authored by John Heieck, JD
Download file CIR 
 

2008

June 2008 - Nebraska's Motor Vehicle Tax: Time for an Overhaul
Authored by Berk Brown
Download file Motor Vehicle Tax 
 

April 2008 - Nebraska's Tax Competitiveness: Should I Live in Nebraska?
Authored by Ernie Goss, PhD
Download file Should I Live in Nebraska