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How Does Minnesota Compare?

Provides state-by-state rankings of state & local government revenues and spending

50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

This unique study compares property tax burdens on residential homestead, apartment, commercial/retail and industrial/manufacturing parcels across the country

Multi-State Individual Income Tax Comparison Study

Compares individual income tax burdens for various filer types at different income levels

Fiscal Focus View All

1/5/2023

November / December 2022

2023 Session: Land of Opportunity

With $17.6 billion available and single party control over the legislative and executive branches, 2023 is shaping up to be a memorable legislative session combining big agendas and some balancing acts.    

What Does “Full Funding” of Education Mean?

"Full funding” of K-12 education has been deemed a top priority in the 2023 session, but what that idea actually means and entails is an open debate.  Trends in state education support may inform it. But as two investigations from twenty years ago revealed, understanding both the costs to deliver educational outcomes and the opportunities to pursue system efficiencies are needed to achieve it.

Legislative Spotlight View All

1/30/2023

Spotlight 23-02

A Closer Look at the Governor’s 2023 Budget Proposal;  From The Committee Room;  Bills In Committee - Through 1/27 and upcoming hearings the week of 1/30 - 2/3