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2013 Legislative Summit

The Platte Institute for Economic Research

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

2013 Legislative Summit

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual Admission Ended $30.00 $0.00
State Senator & Elected Officials Ended Free $0.00
Student Admission Ended $15.00 $0.00

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The Platte Institute for Economic Research's Annual Legislative Summit is Nebraska's premier public policy conference that attracts the state's leading policymakers and elected officials, prominent business and community leaders, media moguls, and concerned citizens.

The 2013 Legislative Summit will be held on October 4th at the Embassy Suites Downtown Lincoln. This year's keynote luncheon speaker is former Congressman, famed Husker football coach and athletic director, Dr. Tom Osborne.

Sessions will feature state and national experts discuss pertinent issues related to tax policy, education reform, and healthcare in Nebraska.

Guest speakers include:
-Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on tax reform
-Joseph Henchman and William McBride of the Tax Foundation on the fundamentals of Nebraska tax policy
-Sean Riley of the American Legislative Exchange Council to discuss Medicaid Expansion
-Matthew Ladner of the Foundation for Excellence in Education to discuss education reform trends

When: Friday, October 4th 8:15am-3:30pm

Registration opens at 7:30am

Where: Embassy Suites Downtown 1040 P Street Lincoln, NE

Individual Admission: $30 per person; includes continental breakfast and lunch buffet

Nebraska State Senators & Elected Officials: Complimentary *A staff member may receive complimentary admission in lieu of a Senator or elected official.

Event Agenda

7:45am: Registration

8:15am: Welcome and Introductions
     Jim Vokal, Platte Institute for Economic Research

8:30am: The Key to Growth and Prosperity in Nebraska
     Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman

9:00am: Roadmap to Tax Reform in Nebraska
     Joseph Henchman, Tax Foundation

9:45am: Break

10:00am:The Fairness of Free Market Tax Policy
     William McBride, Tax Foundation

10:45am:Tax Reform Fundamentals- Panel Discussion
     Moderator: Joseph Henchman
     Jay Rempe, Nebraska Farm Bureau
     Dennis Houston, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
     Senator Charlie Janssen
     David Brown, Omaha Chamber of Commerce

11:30am-1:00pm: The Future of Nebraska
     Dr. Tom Osborne

1:00pm: Medicaid Expansion: The Economic Analysis Dilemma
     Sean Riley, American Legislative Exchange Council

1:45pm: Exploring School Choice for Nebraska
     Matthew Ladner, The Foundation for Excellence in Education

2:30pm: The Future of Education Reform in Nebraska- Panel Discussion
     Senator Greg Adams
     Mark Quandahl, State Board of Education
     Ken Bird, Avenue Scholars
     IA Representative, Greg Forristall
     Craig Christiansen, Nebraska State Education Association

3:30pm: Conclusion
     Jim Vokal, Platte Institute for Economic Research


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The Platte Institute for Economic Research

The Platte Institute advances policies that remove barriers to growth and opportunity in Nebraska. To learn more about our research, view our recent articles, or subscribe to our weekly email.

The Platte Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.


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