Platte Institute Blog

How Does LB947 Work?

January 12, 2018 | by Adam Weinberg

The governor's new property tax and income tax relief bill is different than recent bills, and shares similarities with other current proposals.

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News Release: Jim Greisch Appointed to Platte Institute Board of Directors

January 02, 2018

The Platte Institute is pleased to announce that Jim Greisch has been appointed to the Institute’s Board of Directors.

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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.

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November 14: Omaha Town Hall on Nebraska Job Licensing

October 31, 2017

The Platte Institute is partnering with the ACLU of Nebraska 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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Study: Nebraska Can Reach Top 5 for New Jobs with Licensing Reforms

October 27, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

A new study finds Nebraska stands to gain more from job licensing reforms than other states.

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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 Discuss Personal Property Tax Reform

September 25, 2017

The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Legislature's Revenue Committee will join a discussion on reforming Nebraska's Personal Property Tax.

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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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