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February 14, 2017

How Would a Pay Raise Affect Lawmaker Performance and Legislative Diversity?

If academic research findings apply here, any decision to give our lawmakers a raise is best based on recognition of their hard work in the service of Minnesota citizens rather than on an expectation that our legislature would look or perform differently.

February 14, 2017

"Levyphobia" and the Minnesota Homeowner

The latest edition of the routinely overlooked but indispensible Department of Revenue “Voss Report” shows that the average homeowners’ property tax effort over the last decade is feebler than whatever the state is (or is not) doing.

February 14, 2017

Budgeting in a Sea of Federal Uncertainty

Federal tax and spending reform proposals present a challenging and volatile environment for state budget development.  But Minnesota lawmakers can be guaranteed of two things.