Open Sky Charts Download an updated Nebraska Taxes At A Glance

We recently updated our Nebraska Taxes At A Glance document with current data.
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.
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    A final Give to Lincoln Day 2017 thank you! 

    Posted June 21st, 2017 by Chuck
    Thanks to our amazing supporters, OpenSky raised $26,056, including $2,615 in Lincoln Community Foundation matching funds, during Give to Lincoln Day last month! 

    Kansas lawmakers roll back income tax cuts

    Posted June 7th, 2017 by Chuck
    The Kansas Legislature on Tuesday evening overrode a gubernatorial veto and rolled back some of the income tax cuts that have caused major problems during the past five years.

    Sustained vetoes will cut provider rate funding for key services; Tax credits for private school scholarship donations raise concerns

    Posted May 19th, 2017 by Chuck
    OpenSky Executive Director Renee Fry says, "“At a time when a major budget shortfall is causing cuts to key services like higher education and programs for the developmentally disabled, we have serious concerns about creating a new tax credit that would further reduce revenue and allow wealthy Nebraskans to turn a profit by way of the tax code.”

    A Q&A related to Nebraska’s budget vetoes and overrides

    Posted May 16th, 2017 by Chuck
    Read a Q&A related to the state budget, the Governor’s budget vetoes and the Legislature’s potential veto overrides.