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.

May 29, 2015

A Math Problem Called Education Finance

The balking and resistance to universal pre-K is symptomatic of a larger issue: the failure of state education aid to keep up with the rising costs of school district collective bargaining agreements.

July 21, 2014

How Does Minnesota's Safety Net Compare?

A new analysis out of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago finds that Minnesota's reputation as a state the looks after its most economically disadvantaged is well deserved.  From our May-June 2014 edition of Fiscal Focus.

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.