Our Flagship Studies View All

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


September / October 2017

Federal Tax Reform as Seinfeld 

As our 2017 tax panel discussed, the ongoing federal tax reform debate features convoluted story lines, awkward situations, and outrageous characters... and may well end up being a show about nothing.

Welcome to Fend for Yourself Federalism

Our 2017 fiscal policy panel examined a future in which more responsibilities devolve to states backed up by the type of uncertainty and unpredictability only the federal government can offer.

The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration

Annual meeting luncheon speaker Kim Rueben, Senior Fellow and Director of State and Local Finance Initiatives at the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center, exposed the realities and myths surrounding this politically charged topic.

Legislative Spotlight View All


Spotlight 17-08

Our summary of the 2017 omnibus tax bill.