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Fiscal Fitness is the MCFE blog.  Check here regularly as we highlight national policy development and new research relevant to ongoing state tax and fiscal policy debates, provide our take on reports and studies released by agencies and other organizations, react to articles and editorials -- in short offer our thoughts and perspective on anything that captures our interest (or gets our dander up).

April 11, 2014

Redistributing Taxes Just for the Heck of It

The state is considering yet another well-intentioned but misguided effort to tweak property taxes which will only result in more indiscriminate burden shifting.

March 04, 2014

“A Gigantic Financial Tapeworm”

In his annual report to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, legendary investor Warren Buffett often takes a few paragraphs to comment on relevant public policy issues of the day. This year, in the company’s just-released 2013 report, he turned his attention to the nation’s public pension problems. …