OpenSky releases K-12 Funding Report

OpenSky 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… (read more)
LB 1097 Bar Graph Data show middle class benefit of LB 1097 paltry compared to higher earners

While some proponents of LB 1097 – a bill to cut Nebraska’s income taxes – talk about the bill’s benefit to the state’s middle class, a look at the data shows by far the biggest beneficiaries of the cut would be the state’s highest earners.
TEEOSA8.5 Tax study resources

See a list of resources that can help you follow the Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee study.
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    OpenSky Fall Road Trip

    Posted September 24th, 2014 by Kevin
    We’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)

    OpenSky releases K-12 Funding Report

    Posted August 25th, 2014 by Kevin
    OpenSky 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)

    Nebraska Is No. 4 In state competitiveness study

    Posted July 25th, 2014 by Kevin
    Nebraska 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)

    Senators discuss whether Nebraska’s tax incentives approved in recent years are measuring up

    Posted July 25th, 2014 by Kevin
    State senators ask frequently if the tax incentives approved in recent years are measuring up. While the Department of Revenue has reported on how many projects were approved each year, through such programs as the Nebraska Advantage Act, and how much companies received in tax refunds, lawmakers wanted more information. And each year, someone seemed to be proposing yet another incentive.… (read more)