Latest Articles

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: the Next 90 Days

May 06, 2020

As state and local policymakers receive federal funds in the emergency response, they must work with transparency and a focus on core government services.

Platte Institute Calls on Congress to Fix Federal CARES Act

April 14, 2020

State policy leaders from 16 states have co-signed a Platte Institute letter calling for more financial flexibility in the federal relief package.

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020

The COVID-19 emergency response requires state policymakers to focus on the essential and conduct their business with transparency.

Who Really Cares About Property Taxes?

December 20, 2019 | by Laura Ebke

How can we bridge the information gap between taxpayers and taxing entities?

Occupational Licensing Reform: No Easy Task

October 30, 2019 | by Laura Ebke

There is—seemingly--cross-partisan support for occupational licensing reform, and yet little seems to get done.

“The Six Rs” of Fiscal Responsibility

October 23, 2019 | by Sarah Curry

Policymakers and the public need to start with a set of guiding principles if they have any hope of moving budgets, at both the state and local levels, away from special interests and toward the public interest. 

Despite State Credits, Local Property Taxes Will Continue to Rise

October 16, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

So far, the state has been unable to curb property tax increases, despite now spending $275 million a year to subsidize the local taxes.

New Video: Competitor's Veto

October 07, 2019

A little-known state law allows existing transportation companies to prevent new competitors from being formed.

Platte Institute Nominated for International Freedom Award

September 10, 2019

The Platte Institute's job licensing reform efforts have been nominated for the 2019 Templeton Freedom Award.

Joseph Young & Blake Hoogeveen Join Platte Institute Board

August 06, 2019

Joseph Young and Blake Hoogeveen have been elected to the Platte Institute's Board of Directors. 

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