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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.

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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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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A Summer’s Swim through the Unexpectedly Murky Waters of Local Government Finance

August 16, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

Why is Nebraska one of only six states with an inheritance tax?

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Policy Brief: One Size Fits All Federal Policy Endangers Omaha Children and Families

August 09, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Something as simple and local as a crosswalk in your neighborhood can sometimes be determined by policies from Washington, D.C. 

Government Data Show Nebraska’s Economy Shrinking – What Does It Mean?

July 27, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

In the first quarter of 2017, Nebraska had the lowest economic growth in the country.

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Legislative Summit to Highlight the Good Life at Work

July 26, 2017 | by Luke Ashton

The Platte Institute is hosting its annual Legislative Summit in Lincoln on September 26.

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