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How Does Minnesota Compare?

Provides state-by-state rankings of state & local government revenues and spending

50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

This unique study compares property tax burdens on residential homestead, apartment, commercial/retail and industrial/manufacturing parcels across the country

Multi-State Individual Income Tax Comparison Study

Compares individual income tax burdens for various filer types at different income levels

Fiscal Focus View All


March/April 2014

That Rainy Day Feeling     

Is this the year we establish stronger budget reserve targets and deposit policies in statute? Minnesota’s current tax policy suggests this is a necessity, not an option.

"Will the Real Greater Minnesota Please Stand Up"

Wage trends suggest the economic story of rural Minnesota is a lot more upbeat than the stark headlines and warnings suggest

Thoughts at the Far Turn

As the end of the session draws closer, some perspective on the state’s property tax obsession, unsession activities, pension policy -- and the hands-down, all-time greatest research study on how people respond to estate taxation.

Legislative Spotlight View All


Spotlight 14-04

Our side-by-side summary comparison of the 2014 House and Senate omnibus tax bills.