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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).

February 08, 2016

The New Homestead Property Tax Burden Report: "Do You Deserve a Break Today?"

When the daily property tax price for all local services -- city, county, school, and anything else --  is equal to a McDonald's Happy Meal, is more tax relief really a priority?

December 14, 2015

Add “Self Reliant” to the List of Minnesota’s Endearing Economic Qualities

A new study finds Minnesota’s tax support of the federal government far exceeds the benefits we receive from federal spending.

December 01, 2015

How Much is Enough?

Our new report looks at the implications school district labor cost trends have for state education finance