Property Taxes

Topics include local property taxation, Minnesota's statewide property tax, aids to local governments and credits.  For background understanding on what constitutes sound tax policy, please see our educational primer "Taxing Decisions Matter: A Citizens Guide to Good Tax Policy".  To understand why your property tax bill is changing -- and what's responsible, please see our educational primer "Understanding Your Property Tax Changes".

February 01, 2016

Is the Minnesota Miracle Dead?

Contrary to popular belief, the transformation of the state/local relationship and policy outcomes originating out of the Minnesota Miracle remain intact today.  But to satisfy the continuing calls and insatiable expectations for lower property taxes, a new and different miracle is necessary. 

February 01, 2016

The Dubious Historical Relationship Between the "Miracle" and State Tax Policy

From our January-February 2016 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.