Budgets and Fiscal Policy

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

February 14, 2017

Budgeting in a Sea of Federal Uncertainty

Federal tax and spending reform proposals present a challenging and volatile environment for state budget development.  But Minnesota lawmakers can be guaranteed of two things.

December 13, 2016

2017 Session Preview

A look at the economic and political landscape shaping the forthcoming budget session.

October 21, 2016

Health Care Finance, Cost Control, and the State Budget: Are We Making Progress?

Our 2016 fiscal policy panel delved into the complicated world of public health care spending and what it takes to achieve fiscal sustainability in this large, high profile part of the state government budget.