Policy Studies

Job Licensing: Questions You Should Ask

July 09, 2019 | by Laura Ebke

Laura Ebke reviews questions legislators and staff should ask as Nebraska begins its first year of implementing the Occupational Board Reform Act.

Nebraska REINS Act: A good-government way to provide oversight of major regulations

June 03, 2019 | by Jon Sanders

Legislators should be able to double-check major regulations to make sure they're the right choice for the state.

Accounting for Property Taxes

December 21, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Local government accounting practices may be contributing to Nebraska's property tax problem.

Get Real About Property Taxes

October 30, 2018 | by Sarah Curry, Adam Weinberg

Can legislators work together to build a 33-vote consensus on property tax reform? And what do Nebraskans think should be done to make changes to the local tax system?

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?

Trends in Nebraska State Spending

July 24, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Total state spending is on the rise in Nebraska. 

The 2018 Occupational Licensing Review

June 13, 2018 | by Sarah Curry, Nicole Fox

Nebraska has joined a handful of states that have enacted comprehensive reviews of state job licensing laws.

Nebraska's Hidden Tax: Red Tape Regulation Harming Economic Growth

February 13, 2018 | by Sarah Curry

Sarah Curry explains why scrutinizing state regulation removes barriers to economic growth in Nebraska. 

This Time, It's Personal: Nebraska's Personal Property Tax

September 26, 2017 | by Sarah Curry, Luke Ashton

A tax on business equipment comes with red tape that is harming economic growth in Nebraska.

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. 

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