As a follow up to our recent report that found spending growth caps in Nebraska would likely lead to higher property taxes and cuts to education, new analysis shows that states with [...]
The Tax Modernization Committee has released its report following its six-month study of the state’s tax code.
The public is invited to attend or call in to a news conference hosted by the Tax Modernization Committee on Friday. Committee chair Sen. Galen Hadley and other committee members will hold the [...]
OpenSky Policy Institute is excited to announce that we'll host Northwestern University tax policy expert Therese McGuire, Ph.D. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 – the first day of the 2014 Legislative Session. The presentation will focus on state taxes and economic growth.
When Gov. Dave Heineman proposed to take a meat cleaver to Nebraska’s tax system last year, farmers, business owners and much of the body politic recoiled in dismay. The governor soon put [...]
Nebraska’s schools would be much poorer, its roads bumpier and its property taxes significantly higher if the state had to live for the past three decades under the kind of rigid spending limits that have been discussed around the state of late.
LINCOLN — A preliminary proposal to revise Nebraska's tax system is getting a mix of kudos and criticism, generating little consensus. While those who represent retirees and low-income groups say the plan [...]
Robert Zahradnik, a business incentives expert from the Pew Charitable Trusts, told members of the Legislature’s Performance Audit Committee on Friday that Nebraska is a leader in “upfront accountability” regarding business subsidies but like other states, we struggle to know if our incentives are worth what we spend on them.
The Legislature’s Performance Audit Committee on Friday will meet regarding its third tax-incentives report, which it released Wednesday