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

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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    Hearing Thursday on Nebraska’s business subsidy programs

    Posted August 26th, 2015 by Chuck
    Department of Revenue officials will present at a joint hearing of the Legislature’s Appropriations and Revenue committees Thursday to give a report on the state’s business subsidy programs.

    OpenSky on the road!

    Posted August 21st, 2015 by Chuck
    We'll be talking tax, budget and school finance policy in several Nebraska cities next week! Check out our itinerary for the week!

    Dates set for meetings on tax incentives, K-12 finance, roads funding

    Posted August 17th, 2015 by Chuck
    Several dates have been set by the Legislature to focus on key fiscal policy issues.

    Have us present to your group!

    Posted July 30th, 2015 by Chuck
    Learn how you can have OpenSky present to your service club or other organization.