February 14, 2017
Budgeting in a Sea of Federal Uncertainty
Federal tax and spending reform proposals present a challenging and volatile environment for state budget development.
“Levyphobia” and the Minnesota Homeowner
The latest edition of the routinely overlooked but indispensable Department of Revenue “Voss Report” shows that the average homeowners’ property tax effort over the last decade is feebler than whatever the state is (or is not) doing.
How Would a Pay Raise Affect Lawmaker Performance and Legislature Diversity?
If academic research findings apply here, any decision to give our lawmakers a raise is best based on recognition of their hard work in the service of Minnesota citizens rather than on an expectation that our legislature would look or perform differently.
Government Budgets, Scarcity and Our Lizard Brains
A neuroscientist explains fiscal irresponsibility