Budgets and Fiscal Policy

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

June 06, 2016

Session Breaks Bad, Better Call Saul

Our recap of a messy, confusing, and frustrating 2016 legislative session requires words of wisdom from a great negotiator and problem solver.

March 15, 2016

2016 Session "Everything Just Got a Little Harder"

A shrinking surplus, tax and transportation gridlock, and a new -- if slightly disingenuous -- reason for increasing public pension contributions provides some of the context for the highly-compressed 2016 legislative session.

October 20, 2015

Highlights from the MCFE 89th Annual Meeting and Policy Forum

Wrestling with the notion of business tax fairness, recommendations for the state surplus, and a "Minnesota report card" from one of the state's most successful business leaders.  From the September-October 2015 edition of Fiscal Focus.…