Policy Studies

Nebraska's Sales Tax

October 01, 2019 | by Sarah Curry, Adam Weinberg

Reducing reliance on the property tax through ending Nebraska’s many sales tax exemptions can help create the right environment for revenue-neutral tax reform.

Get Real About Property Taxes, 2nd Edition

September 04, 2019 | by Sarah Curry, Adam Weinberg

The long history of Nebraska's property tax and polling data from Nebraskans both provide insight into ways the Legislature can pursue major property tax reform.

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. 

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