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

As the Legislature starts to discuss tax policy measures during full-day debates, it’s good to remember that 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.
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    Posted May 20th, 2015 by Chuck
    Read a wrap-up of recent budget and tax happenings in the Nebraska Legislature.

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    Posted May 13th, 2015 by Chuck
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    Budget advances to the final round, gas tax increase vetoed, OpenSky presenting in Kearney on Monday

    Posted May 8th, 2015 by Chuck
    The Appropriations Committee budget proposal advanced to final round debate and an increase of Nebraska’s gas tax was vetoed during the Nebraska Legislature’s fiscal debate this week.

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    Posted May 5th, 2015 by Chuck
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