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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).

June 09, 2015

The Pitfalls of Dedicated Revenues: State Auditor Edition

A 75% cut in the State Auditor’s general fund appropriation in 2013 helped raise the stakes for the post-session drama

May 29, 2015

Minnesota Findings from Our 2014 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

We released our annual 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study this week.  Find out how taxes on Minnesota's homes and business properties compare to the rest of the nation.

April 27, 2015

The Price of Highway Excellence is $12 Billion (Give or Take Several Billion)

Like a last minute Perry Mason witness, the court of public opinion now considers new information regarding the actual size of the transportation funding gap that needs to be filled.