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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 23, 2015

Can Value Capture Make A Dent in our Transportation Funding Needs?

Maybe, but with a century of theory and practice behind it, it is still described as an "emerging" strategy for some excellent reasons.

December 18, 2014

The Big Crowd Out

Twenty years ago, Minnesota exceeded the national average in 13 of 18 government spending categories. Today, that ratio has completely flipped -- Minnesota lags the national average in 13 of 18 categories. Warnings of the 2009 Budget Trends Commission are coming to pass before our eyes.