CAPITOL OpenSky to host budget briefings in Lincoln and Omaha

We are pleased to announce that we will host budget briefings in Lincoln and Omaha. The briefings will feature a presentations by OpenSky and a budget discussion with Sen. Heath Mello, chairman of the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee.
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.
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.
  • Our easy-to-follow primer into Nebraska’s budget and tax process will help you better follow our state’s budget debate!

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    More about the gas tax and inflation

    Posted April 23rd, 2015 by Chuck
    On average, Nebraskans paid nearly $1,200 more annually for gas per car in 2013 than they did in 1993. However, in 2013, Nebraskans paid just $3 more in state gas taxes per car than they did in 1993, and they actually paid $12 less than they did in 2003.

    OpenSky Lincoln briefing part of busy budget day

    Posted April 22nd, 2015 by Chuck
    Thursday, April 30 is shaping up to be a very busy day in regards to the Nebraska budget discussion. On that day, the Legislature is scheduled to begin debate on the Appropriations Committee budget proposal, and the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board will meet to update revenue projections. Also, that morning OpenSky will host a budget briefing in Lincoln from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    Lincoln Journal Star recognizes OpenSky’s board president

    Posted April 15th, 2015 by Chuck
    The Lincoln Journal Star has included OpenSky Board President Dick Campbell on a list of 20 of the most influential men in Lincoln!

    Policy brief: The gas tax and inflation

    Posted April 10th, 2015 by Chuck
    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.