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Why the Inheritance Tax has to Go.

July 17, 2014 J,

In Nebraska you pay taxes on what you earn, what you buy, what you own, and at the end of it all – what you choose to give to your family. Dick Clark of the Platte Institute wrote about the problems with the inheritance tax in the latest rendition of Platte Chat, Nebraska’s Destructive Inheritance Tax. Here’s [...]

Nebraska’s Gas Tax is Out of Control

July 10, 2014 J,

New information released today from the American Petroleum Institute shows how much gasoline is taxed in each state. Unfortunately for Nebraska, our state gas tax burden is much too high. Nebraskans are currently taxed 27.3 cents per gallon. When you add in federal excise taxes, each Nebraskan driver is paying 45.7 cents per gallon. This [...]

Is the ACA Affordable for You?

June 19, 2014 J

The affordability of the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, for Nebraskans and their fellow Americans is an issue for most. Around the country insurance companies have been bracing their customers for further rate shock. A new study from the University of Minnesota predicts that the worst is yet to come with costs projected to outpace [...]

Nebraska Ranked One of the Least Corrupt States in America

June 16, 2014 J

In a recent study from the researchers at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong, China, Nebraska ranked fourth on a list of least corrupt states. For nearly 30 years, researchers compiled data about more than 25,000 convictions for federal anti-corruption laws to find the least and most corrupt states. After completing a corruption-to-employee [...]