Budgets and Fiscal Policy

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

July 21, 2014

The Mad Men Guide to the 2014 Session

Wisdom and insights from television's most famous advertising executives have a lot of relevance to recent lawmaker decisions regard the state budget, property taxes, and other policy areas.  From our May-June 2014 edition of Fiscal Focus.

July 18, 2014

That Rainy Day Feeling

Is this the year we establish stronger budget reserve targets and deposit policies in statute?  Minnesota's current tax policy suggests this is a necessity, not an option.  From our March-April 2014 edition of Fiscal Focus.

July 17, 2014

The Big Divorce

For decades a prominent and influential measure of government inflation mirrored general consumer inflation.  Then something happened.  In this article from our Nov-Dec 2013 edition of Fiscal Focus, we take a closer look at the split and why it matters for Minnesota.