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Nebraska Tax Rankings Leave Room for Improvement

October 31, 2014 J,

Good news for the hard-working taxpayers of Nebraska:  according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation’s annual rankings for “business tax climate,” the state moved up five spots from 34th in 2014 to 29th in 2015. But while Nebraska is certainly trending in the right direction, there is still much work that can be done to create […]

School Choice Faces Opposition at Education Committee Hearing

October 07, 2014 J

The Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee is hosting a series of public hearings on their Vision for Education in Nebraska. The first hearing was held yesterday in Omaha. Lobbyists, representatives of school districts, education organizations and more testified. The Platte Institutes discussed the need for more parental choice in education. That’s when the push back began. […]

US Tax Code is Not Competitive & NE’s isn’t much Better

September 16, 2014 J,

The non-partisan Tax Foundation released the 2014 International Tax Competitiveness Index yesterday, which noted the United States’ tax code was the 32nd most competitive out of… 34. Third from last. Here are a few key reasons why it was so uncompetitive: US has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world; still has a […]