Looking for Clarity Sneak Peek
Budget and tax policy decisions directly affect all of us, yet for the majority of Nebraskans, fiscal policy is something discussed and debated in the halls of the capitol, not around the dinner table.
Legal jargon and the dense language of tax codes can leave the average Nebraskan’s head spinning, but budget and tax decisions affect our schools, roads, and the safety of our communities. We can and we must participate in this important discussion.
To help Huskers decode how Nebraska makes budget decisions and creates tax policy, OpenSky Policy Institute has created Looking for Clarity: An Overview of Nebraska Budget and Tax Policy. This easy-to-read primer takes the confusion out of Nebraska’s laws and tax codes and distills it into a concise, manageable summary of how Nebraska collects and spends funds.
Looking for Clarity offers an unbiased look at Nebraska’s budget. OpenSky has combined information regarding the budget process, state spending, state revenue, and tax expenditures in one place. Helpful visuals and real-world examples illustrate where taxpayer dollars go.
We’ve been working long and hard to create this unbiased guide to Nebraska’s budget and we can’t wait to share it with you.
In fact, we’re so excited to share Looking for Clarity with you that we’re giving you a sneak peek into the introductory chapter. This chapter, The Budget Process, provides an overview of the state budget and how it’s developed.
By the time you’re finished, you’ll be an expert on the primary categories that make up the state budget and how the budget process works, including the important role of the Governor, state agencies and the Legislature. With the basics under your belt, you’ll be ready to delve into the rest of Looking for Clarity.
Click here for early access to Chapter 1: The Budget Process. Subscribe to our email list to make sure that you’re among the first to receive Looking for Clarity as well as other OpenSky news and publications.