Tax Policy

News Release: Sept. 24 Omaha Property Tax Reform Town Hall

September 16, 2019

The Platte Institute will host a town hall program on property tax reform featuring five Nebraska state senators representing districts in the Omaha area.

News Release: Conference Call on Property Tax Reform

September 04, 2019

A new report from the Platte Institute says eliminating Nebraska’s many sales tax exemptions is the key to major property tax reform.

News Advisory: Property Tax Events in September and October

September 03, 2019

Here is a schedule of property tax-related releases and events the Platte Institute will host in September and October.

Video: Norfolk Property Tax Town Hall

August 20, 2019

Speaker Jim Scheer and Sens. Lou Ann Linehan, Tom Briese, and Ben Hansen discuss property tax reform at Northeast Community College.

News Release: August 20 Property Tax Town Hall in Norfolk

August 13, 2019

The Platte Institute will visit Norfolk on Tuesday, August 20 to host a town hall program on property tax reform featuring Nebraska state senators.

Facebook Friday: North Platte Town Hall Recap

August 02, 2019

We review highlights of the North Platte Property Tax Reform Town Hall and how some local governments are responding to LB103.

5 Notable Statements from North Platte’s Property Tax Reform Town Hall

July 30, 2019 | by Adam Weinberg

Leading Nebraska state senators gave tax hall attendees some hints of the 2020 property tax debate.

Video: North Platte Property Tax Reform Town Hall

July 25, 2019

On July 25, Nebraska State Sens. Mike Groene, Lou Ann Linehan, and John Lowe participated in a town hall event on Property Tax Reform in North Platte.

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.

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