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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


January / February 2018

Minnesota, It's Your Turn Now

The future of Minnesota’s individual income tax will be front and center in the 2018 legislative session.  A look at a few of the issues lawmakers will be grappling with.

How Sweeping Federal Tax Reform May Create Benefits (and Headaches) for Minnesota Businesses

Guest contributors Christopher Martin, Senior Manager and Sarah Durst, Senior Associate of Grant Thornton’s Minneapolis SALT practice examine the extraordinarily complicated issues surrounding Minnesota’s response to federal corporate income tax reform and offer “dos and donts” for lawmakers to consider.

“Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends”

The political battle to get a signed pension bill is now in its third year and has taken on the feel of a Shakespearean play.

Legislative Spotlight View All


Spotlight 18-04

Covers bills introduced between 3/19/2018 and 3/30/3018 -- House Files 3948 - 4323 and Senate Files 3513 - 3884.