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With Nebraska facing a $1.2 billion shortfall through FY 21, figuring out how to close it will be one of biggest challenges for the Legislature. In order to prepare for the budget debate ahead, OpenSky has prepared three policy briefs to help inform the discussion.
LB 337 Figure 1 Policy brief — LB 337 not aimed at middle class, small business

Under LB 337, a Nebraskan in the top 1 percent of incomes would would receive an average tax cut of about $5,810 a year; a middle-income earner would receive about $39 annually on average; and the lowest-earning taxpayer would, on average, receive no tax cut.
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    Kathy Campbell joins OpenSky Board, Toni Roberts joins staff

    Posted February 21st, 2017 by Chuck
    We’re thrilled to announce that Kathy Campbell has joined our Board of Directors and Toni Roberts has joined our staff as our new operations manager.

    OpenSky analysis: Income tax cut bills good for wealthy, non-residents

    Posted February 15th, 2017 by Chuck
    Forty percent of Nebraskans would pay more overall taxes under one of two income tax cut proposals in front of the Legislature’s Revenue Committee on Wednesday and both bills would offer large tax cuts to the wealthiest Nebraskans while doing little for the middle-class or small businesses.

    OpenSky statement on LB 337

    Posted January 31st, 2017 by Chuck
    Read a statement from OpenSky Policy Institute Executive Director Renee Fry on LB 337, which was discussed by the governor and others at a news conference on Monday.

    Some facts about LB 337 — the governor’s tax plan

    Posted January 30th, 2017 by Chuck
    Cutting the top income tax rate as proposed in LB 337 will provide the largest tax cut for the wealthiest Nebraskans while providing much more modest tax reductions for middle-class residents.