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Seeking Part Time Administrative Assistant
Organization Overview: The OpenSky Policy Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts research and analysis aimed at informing discussion in Nebraska about the impact and effectiveness of state fiscal policies.
Job Overview: The work of the Administrative Assistant involves the following:
- Maintains office services by organizing and managing office operations and procedures; is… (read more)
The state of Nebraska’s Net General Fund receipts for fiscal year 2013-2014 were $4.117 billion — which is 2.4% above the certified forecast of $4.021 billion. That means an extra $97 million for the cash reserve — also known as the “rainy day fund.”
– Revenues came in 2.4 percent higher than the original forecast, but that forecast was conservative,… (read more)
“In fact, there’s not a lot of academic consensus about the real impact of tax rates on job creation. While the prima facie case that lower taxes boosts job creation seems strong, there are secondary effects from cutting taxes that may reduce a state’s attractiveness to businesses.
“Kansas, for example, has cut funding for education and infrastructure – both potential negative… (read more)
“After the cuts became law, it was undisputed that Kansas’s revenue collections would fall. But some supply-side analysts, like economist Arthur Laffer, argued that increased economic growth would deliver more revenue that would help cushion this impact.
“Yet it’s now clear that the revenue shortfalls are much worse than expected. “State general fund revenue is down over $700 million from… (read more)