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Posted October 29th, 2014 by KevinThe next Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board meeting is Friday and the board’s action will likely cause a reaction in the State Capitol. Oftentimes, the board’s actions are followed by calls for tax cuts or increased spending. Regardless of what the board decides, there are factors other than the projections to consider when making state fiscal policy decisions. Importance of the cash… (read more)
Posted September 24th, 2014 by KevinWe’re excited to get out on the road next month to share our new report on K-12 funding:“Investing in Our Future: An Overview of Nebraska’s Education Funding System.” with organizations in Lexington and Scottsbluff: Wednesday, Oct. 15 – Lexington Rotary Club. Noon. Grand Generation Center, 407 E 6th St., Lexington. Open to the public. Thursday, Oct. 16, – Scottsbluff/Gering Chamber of Commerce. 7:30 a.m. Bluffs Business Center, 1517… (read more)
Posted August 25th, 2014 by KevinOpenSky Policy Institute on Monday released its new report on K-12 funding: “Investing in Our Future: An Overview of Nebraska’s Education Funding System.” Given the complexity and importance of our education finance system, OpenSky produced this primer to promote a dialogue on the vital issues surrounding how Nebraska funds K-12 education. OpenSky Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on budget and tax policy. About a year… (read more)
Posted July 25th, 2014 by KevinNebraska is No. 4 in the 2014 “State Competitiveness Index” compiled by Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute in Boston. The report measures the long-term competitiveness of all 50 states, taking into account 46 indicators in eight sub-indexes. Nebraska trailed only Massachusetts (No. 1), North Dakota (2) and New Hampshire (3) in this year’s index. Read more:… (read more)