Tax Policy

Up in Smoke: Nebraska’s Inappropriate Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds

July 19, 2019 | by Michael McClellan

A fund intended to offset the public health costs of smoking is paying mostly for other concerns. 

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.

News Release: July 25 Property Tax Town Hall in North Platte

June 26, 2019

In July, the Platte Institute will host a property tax town hall in North Platte.

Facebook Friday: Debating a Property Tax Ballot Initiative

June 21, 2019

Adam and Sarah debate the pros and cons of taking property tax reform to the voting booth. 

Facebook Friday: Lesser-Known Legislative Milestones

June 14, 2019

Adam and Sarah discuss legislative changes that Nebraskans may have missed, and Michael presents an idea for keeping an eye on local government spending.

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. 

Facebook Friday: The 2019 Legislature Adjourns

May 31, 2019

Facebook Friday: the Legislature adjourns for the year with no major property tax reform, but senators did pass some good economic freedom legislation this year.

Facebook Friday: Door Closes on Property Tax Reform

May 24, 2019

There's no chance for major property tax reform in 2019 at this point, so what can be done now?

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