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.
If academic research findings apply here, any decision to give our lawmakers a raise is best based on recognition of their hard work in the service of Minnesota citizens rather than on an expectation that our legislature would look or perform differently.
Some new insights from the National Bureau of Economic Research on the relationship between taxes and business investment, work incentives, and inequality.
The alleged growing impotence of the gas tax is exaggerated, and alternative user fees may help at some point in the future. But the real key to transportation funding adequacy and sustainability likely demands a return to an old fashioned public finance ideal.