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.

March 14, 2016

A Perspective on the “Local Price of All Government” in Minnesota

A look at government’s “all in” fiscal footprint -- local, state, and federal -- at the county level.

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.