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How Does Minnesota Compare?

Provides state-by-state rankings of state & local government revenues and spending

50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

This unique study compares property tax burdens on residential homestead, apartment, commercial/retail and industrial/manufacturing parcels across the country

Multi-State Individual Income Tax Comparison Study

Compares individual income tax burdens for various filer types at different income levels

Fiscal Focus View All


November/December 2014

Divided Again: 2015 Session Preview

The forecast is here, the cast is set, and the curtain is about to rise on the 2015 session.

The Debate On Acknowledging Reality

We offer several questions that deserve careful consideration before any formal reinstatement of expenditure inflation in the economic forecast.

From the Director: Ditchwater Dull?

Technical government finance issues have a major influence on how the public perceives government.

Legislative Spotlight View All


Spotlight 15-01

Covers bills introduced from 1/6/2015 to 1/16/2015 -- House Files 0001 - 0215 and Senate Files 0001 - 0159.