Government Spending

Catch Up on Videos from the 2018 Platte Institute Legislative Summit

September 17, 2018

See our panels on job licensing, the state budget, local government, and property tax reform.

News Release: Senators and State Policy Leaders to Speak at Platte Institute Summit

September 10, 2018

The Platte Institute will host its 2018 Legislative Summit.

Nebraska's Crowded Budget and its Impact on Property Taxes

September 04, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

How does the state budget affect your local property tax bill?

Video News Release: State Budget and Property Taxes Discussed on September 6 Conference Call

August 31, 2018

Increases in state spending are making it harder for the Legislature to come up with additional money for state property tax relief programs.

What Are the Facts About State Government Spending?

August 28, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Total state spending per person in Nebraska is higher than it has ever been. 

Trends in Nebraska State Spending

July 24, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Total state spending is on the rise in Nebraska. 

New Column: What Are the Facts About State Government Spending?

July 24, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Lawmakers need to look at the whole budget picture to understand how and why Nebraska has reached the level of spending it is at today. 

News Release: New Report Shows State Spending on the Rise

July 24, 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. 

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