DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has no plans to offer $100 incentives to Iowans to get the coronavirus vaccine after President Joe Biden p…
Former Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer returned to the State Capitol on Friday to oppose a bill that would amend the ImagiNE Act, the state's new business incentive program.
Legislative Bill 1107 was portrayed by supporters as imperfect, but passable, progress in reducing the state's traditionally high property taxes. Detractors said it would only "decrease the increase" in property tax payments.
The writer is president of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association. This essay expresses the view of the association’s board of directors.
The writer is executive director of the OpenSky Policy Institute, a Nebraska think tank specializing in state government issues.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The Grand Island Public Schools are doling out incentive pay to persuade local substitute teachers to work for the distri…
Teachers will receive a $150 incentive in addition to the regular substitute pay if they work a minimum number of days each month, said Wayne Stelk, the district’s executive director of human resources.
State Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion, the Revenue Committee chairman, and Sen. John Stinner of Gering, the Appropriations Committee chairman, questioned whether the analysis, done by the Nebraska Department of Revenue, considered all of the benefits from incentives.
State Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse, who chairs the Performance Audit Committee, said while the report is inconclusive in some aspects, it offers a starting point for lawmakers to evaluate the program.
Hafner is a research leader and senior economist at RAND Europe. Troxel is a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corp. They wro…
LINCOLN — Nebraska's main business tax incentive program has helped lure just nine new companies to the state in eight years, according to a n…
Advantage Act drew just nine companies in eight years, but added well-paying jobs.
A show of hands during a Omaha Business Ethics Alliance meeting indicated that most of the people at the meeting still favor incentive programs for employees despite the problems they can cause. But it's a complex topic with no easy answers.
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A legislative committee recommends that Nebraska review its tax incentive programs, such as the Advantage Act, every three years to make sure the incentives are meeting goals to create new jobs and boost the economy.
Members of the Legislative Performance Audit Committee heard suggestions from two national experts about how other states evaluate job-incentive programs during a meeting at the State Capitol.
A state revenue official said that compares with 58 agreements signed in 2012 and is about the level of activity anticipated following less activity during the recession years of 2009 and 2010.
An Omaha company did nothing illegal when it required part-time call center employees to work extra hours so it could qualify for state tax incentives designed to “promote the creation and retention of new jobs,” a panel of state senators was told Thursday.