ITEP Pies Policy brief – Federal tax plans no boon for middle-class Nebraskans

The tax plans being considered by Congress would offer big tax breaks to large corporations and the very wealthy, provide modest benefit to middle- and low-income Nebraskans and, in fact, cause many Nebraskans to pay more taxes.
PotentialTaxChanges Policy brief – Federal tax changes and what they mean for Nebraska

The close relationship between state and federal fiscal policies means tax changes currently being considered at the federal level could have a profound impact on Nebraska.
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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    House releases tax plan, state revenue forecast reduced, DOR study shows income tax cut wouldn’t pay for itself

    Posted November 3rd, 2017 by Chuck
    Read more about the House tax plan, the state revenue forecast and the Department of Revenue's Tax Burden Study.

    Department of Revenue study shows income tax cut would not pay for itself

    Posted November 1st, 2017 by Chuck
    A hypothetical $100 million personal income tax cut would result in a net loss of $95 million in tax revenue and largely benefit Nebraskans with the highest incomes, the study by the Nebraska Department of Revenue found.

    OpenSky statement on the latest forecasting board projections

    Posted October 28th, 2017 by Chuck
    OpenSky Executive Director Renee Fry says the state's reduced revenue forecast underscores that Nebraska faces tremendous uncertainty regarding our revenues as we don't have a full understanding how federal tax changes could impact us.

    Tax Expenditure Report hearing set for Thursday, Forecasting Board to meet on Friday

    Posted October 24th, 2017 by Chuck
    A hearing regarding Nebraska’s tax expenditures on Thursday and a meeting of the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board on Friday will highlight a big week of Nebraska fiscal policy activity.