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Platte Institute 2016 Legislative Summit: Removing Barriers in Nebraska
Tue, October 11, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM CDT
Hardworking Nebraskans face too many barriers to success. Whether it's high taxes, bureaucratic red tape, or a lack of educational choices for families, state policymakers can do much more to put the Good Life within reach for our citizens.
Join the Platte Institute for Economic Research and keynote speaker Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, for a 2016 Legislative Summit on removing barriers in Nebraska.
Key topics include the impact of tax reform on business formation and growth in Nebraska, creating more and better jobs through bipartisan occupational licensing reform, and joining the growing national movement assisting families and students in need with Opportunity Scholarships.
8:00am: Registration Opens
8:30-8:45am: Opening Remarks by Governor Pete Ricketts
8:45-9:15am Removing Barriers to Economic Growth: Tax Reform Panel
Moderated by Jim Vokal:
State Senator Jim Smith, District 14
Kyle Chalek, Elite Grounds
Jerry Peters, CFO, Green Plains, Inc.
Pat Reed, President, Capital Tower & Communications, Inc.
9:15-9:30am Creating More and Better Jobs in Nebraska
9:30-10:15am: Removing Barriers to Entrepreneurship: Occupational Licensing Reform Panel
Moderated by Adam Weinberg:
State Senator Tommy Garrett, District 3
Ilona Holland, Life Dimensions by Ilona Massage Therapy
Brandy McMorris, Natural Hair Braider
Tina Vest, APRN & Owner, Vest Psychiatric Services
10:30-11:15am: Keynote Speaker Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, Gallup
11:15am: Break for Lunch
11:45am: Luncheon Speaker, Dr. Vicki Alger: Opportunity Scholarships
12:15pm: Presentation of the 2016 Connie Brown Freedom Award
General registration is $20 and includes continental breakfast and a lunch buffet. Registration is complimentary for elected officials, staff members, and members of the media. Questions? Call Adam Weinberg at (402) 452-3737 or email@example.com.