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Ballot Initiative Could Create Urgency for Reform

July 08, 2019 | by Michael McClellan

No matter the outcome, the potential property tax ballot initiative could apply pressure on the Nebraska Legislature.

Platte Institute to Host Property Tax Town Hall in North Platte

June 26, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

The Platte Institute will visit North Platte in July to host a town hall program on property tax reform featuring Nebraska state senators.

Legislature Can Help Prevent Local Financial Strain

June 14, 2019 | by Michael McClellan

Nebraska’s state agencies must work to aid local communities in spotting early warning signs of financial distress.

Local Officials Should Prioritize Essential Services

June 07, 2019 | by Michael McClellan

Funding non-essential services can prevent local governments from setting the right tax and spending priorities.

2019 Nebraska Legislative Accomplishments

May 31, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

While the filibuster loomed large in 2019, some important legislation for economic opportunity did win strong, and sometimes unanimous, support. 

Property Tax Proposal Removes Tax Hikes, But Also Shelves Reforms

May 17, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

AM1846 is expected to see debate next week.  

Home Baking Law Gives Rise to New Cottage Businesses

May 13, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

Meet five cottage food producers from different corners of Nebraska, who are now able to open their food-selling businesses:

AM1572: What Does It Do?

May 03, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

The Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee has advanced its long-awaited property tax reform plan.

Economic Growth: 4th Quarter of 2018 and 2018 Annual Growth

May 01, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

Nebraska's economy is estimated to have seen growth in 2018, but trailed the national average.

Tax Foundation: Proposed Tax Rate Increases Undo Impact of Property Tax Cuts

April 25, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

A leading national tax think tank says that without some changes, the Revenue Committee's property tax plan could do more harm than good.

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