Government Spending

News Release: New Report Shows State Spending on the Rise

July 19, 2018

A new report shows state spending has increased significantly over time, even after adjusting for inflation and population.

Facebook Live Friday: LB1090 Passes & Job Licensing Review Returns

March 09, 2018

Jim Vokal joins Adam Weinberg to discuss where things stand in the Legislature after Day 40. 

Nebraska One of Many States Considering Changes After Federal Tax Reform

March 08, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

If an imminent state tax increase is not halted, Nebraska will fall behind other states two-fold. 

Legislative Testimony on LB1084, Property Tax Request Limitation Act

February 08, 2018 | by Nicole Fox

Testimony in opposition to LB1084 as written. 

Jim Vokal Talks LB947 Tax Cuts in Facebook Live Friday

January 12, 2018

Platte Institute CEO Jim Vokal discusses the governor's new tax relief plan on the Platte Institute's Facebook Live Friday program.

Nonpartisan Majority Supports Bill to Make Nebraska Financially Ready

January 08, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and Independents voted in support of creating a federal funds inventory for Nebraska.

Give Thanks: Following a Recession, Nebraska Is Growing Again

November 21, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

New government statistics confirm that Nebraska technically went through a recession in the past year.

A School Board Member Faced a Recall. The Reason May Surprise You.

November 18, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

You may be surprised to find out why this school board member faced a recall. 

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.

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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