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).
Billy Hamilton, one of the nation’s leading experts on state taxation, has authored a lengthy two-part examination on what he called “one of the more important tax stories of the year.” Our interview and counterpoint focused on both the substance and the marketing of the tax policies enacted in…
Freshmen philosophy classes inevitably discuss the difference between “facts” and “truth.” Truth in Taxation (TNT) notices now landing in mailboxes around the state could serve as an excellent case study on the difference.
The Minnesota property tax is the Casablanca of the state tax system – full of political intrigue, high entertainment value and moments when we are “shocked” to find out about behaviors that are in fact entirely…