PrimerMainPhoto Looking for Clarity

To help Nebraskans decode how the state makes budget decisions and creates tax policy, OpenSky Policy Institute has created Looking for Clarity: An Overview of Nebraska Budget and Tax Policy. This easy-to-read primer takes the confusion out of Nebraska’s laws and tax codes and distills it into a concise, manageable summary of how Nebraska collects and spends funds.
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.
Open Sky Charts Download an updated Nebraska Taxes At A Glance

We recently updated our Nebraska Taxes At A Glance document with current data as well as new graphics.
  • Thanks for attending our 2016 Fall Policy Symposium!


    Download presentation slides here! Video coming soon! 

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    OpenSky statement on September’s tax receipts report

    Posted October 15th, 2016 by Chuck
    OpenSky's Renee Fry says, “The growing budget shortfall raises a red flag that perhaps we have gone too far with tax cuts in recent years. The continued downturn in revenue threatens investments in schools and other vital services and makes it more difficult to address pressing issues like corrections and property taxes.”

    Recapping our Fall Policy Symposium

    Posted September 30th, 2016 by Chuck
    Economic development and getting the “biggest bang” for public dollars were major themes at our Fall Policy Symposium, which was held in Lincoln on Sept. 1 and attended by more than 190 people.

    Board Past President Dick Campbell: Happy 5th Anniversary OpenSky!

    Posted September 22nd, 2016 by Chuck
    A big congratulations to OpenSky Policy Institute on celebrating its 5th Anniversary today! 

    Symposium slides posted, videos to come soon

    Posted September 8th, 2016 by Chuck
    Download slide presentations from our 2016 Fall Policy Symposium.