Open-Sky-Report How Nebraska funds K-12 education

OpenSky's "Investing in Our Future: An Overview of Nebraska’s Education Funding System" helps break down the complex issue of K-12 funding in Nebraska in order to promote a dialogue on the vital issue of how we pay for our public schools.
Policy brief: The gas tax and inflation

Building and maintaining a strong transportation network is critical to sustained economic growth and vitality in our state. However, the value of the gas tax has not kept up with the rising costs of construction necessary to make these important investments in our roads and bridges.
Policy brief: Legislature has reduced taxes significantly in past decade

Lawmakers have enacted several significant tax reductions over the last decade. The reductions have been for all kinds of taxes but most major tax-cut legislation since 2005 has focused on income taxes.
  • Our easy-to-follow primer into Nebraska’s budget and tax process will help you better follow our state’s budget debate!

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    Have us present to your group!

    Posted July 2nd, 2015 by Chuck
    Learn how you can have OpenSky present to your service club or other organization.

    Final numbers and a final “Thank You” from Give to Lincoln Day

    Posted June 25th, 2015 by Chuck
    The final numbers are in and thanks to so many generous donors, we raised more than $28,731 with matching funds during Give to Lincoln Day!

    OpenSky Column — Valuing agricultural land at lower rate not the answer to property tax challenges

    Posted June 18th, 2015 by Chuck
    OpenSky Policy Institute Executive Director Renee Fry writes that valuing agricultural land at a lower rate would cause large revenue shortfalls for schools and other localities while treating taxpayers disparately.

    OpenSky announces Legislative Alumni Advisory Committee

    Posted June 15th, 2015 by Chuck
    We are excited to announce that seven former state legislators have agreed to join OpenSky’s Legislative Alumni Advisory Committee!