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.
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    A Give to Lincoln donation to OpenSky helps bring clarity to our fiscal debate

    Posted May 18th, 2016 by Chuck
    Because it helps us secure a portion of a $300,000 matching pool generously offered by the Lincoln Community Foundation, a gift to OpenSky on or before Give to Lincoln Day is a great way to maximize your support of our mission to improve opportunities for every Nebraskan.

    OpenSky to participate in Give to Lincoln Day again, secured donations can be made now!

    Posted May 3rd, 2016 by Chuck
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    Budget restraint is essential, so is proper public investment

    Posted April 29th, 2016 by Chuck
    In a column that appeared in multiple Nebraska newspapers, OpenSky Executive Director Renee Fry wrote, "Limiting budget growth is responsible and laudable. Tax dollars should never be wasted. But limiting budget growth at the expense of adequate public investments can lead to dire costs that far outweigh the financial price of properly investing in vital public services."

    Want to set up an OpenSky presentation?

    Posted April 25th, 2016 by Chuck
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