Budgets and Fiscal Policy

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

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.…

October 20, 2015

State of the State: Minnesota Tax and Spending Rankings

Our latest reporting of tax and spending data from the U.S. Census finds Minnesota back in some familiar territory.