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.

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.

July 18, 2014

Will the Real Greater Minnesota Please Stand Up?

In this article from our March-April 2014 edition of Fiscal Focus, we find that wage trends suggest the economic story of rural Minnesota is a lot more upbeat than the stark headlines and warnings suggest.