In the News

How Nebraska Ranks In Rich States, Poor States: Jonathan Willaims on Nebraskanomics

ALEC’s Jonathan Williams joined Platte Institute CEO Jim Vokal on the Nebraskanomics podcast to discuss the significance of state tax policies and their impact on economic competitiveness. Jonathan also shared valuable insights from the latest edition of the Rich State’s Poor State’s report.

We have these 50 laboratories of democracy, states that compete with each other, whether they like to admit it or not. They all compete in some way whether it’s overtly through taxes or trying to hide that type of competition the big government states do versus special preferences in the tax code or spending policy.

What we end up with in this ranking is essentially how well a state is positioned based on free market policy criteria in area of course and taxes and regulation and labor policy, the three big areas forNebraska.

Listen to the full interview.