Our policy section highlights featured MCFE reports, education, guides, briefs, analysis and commentary on a wide variety of important tax and fiscal policy topics.  For background understanding on what constitutes sound tax policy, please see our educational primer "Taxing Decisions Matter: A Citizens Guide to Good Tax Policy".

Income Taxes

Analysis and commentary pertaining to individual income and corporate income taxes.

Property Taxes

Topics include local property taxation, Minnesota's statewide property tax, aids to local governments and credits.

Other Taxes and Tax Issues

Our investigations into other state and local taxes as well as important tax-related issues such as tax reform, tax expenditures, and tax incidence.

Pensions / Legacy Costs

Since 2006, we've been tracking trends and policy developments pertaining to state and local pension plan health and pension reform.  Find our greatest hits here.

Budgets and Fiscal Policy

Our work in selected areas of government spending and budgets -- through the lenses of efficiency, transparency, and accountability.

Other Policy Issues

Includes civil service issues, government redesign, price of government, and a host of other topics which are intimately connected to tax and fiscal policy debates.