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August 10, 2021

State Union Contracts: What the Negotiations Tell Us

Tentative labor agreements have been reached, but union criticism during negotiations of “egregious anti-union,” “union-busting” bargaining proposals offered by a DFL administration points to growing stresses in state human capital management and the need for system reform.

July 15, 2021

What Minnesota’s “Best States for Business” Rank is Telling Us

We’re still top ten, but the growing split between our rankings on foundational competitiveness and business competitiveness deserve attention.

July 12, 2021

May / June 2021

Session Wrap A look at the tax and fiscal aftermath of the 2021 Special Session and why a “miscellaneous” provision deep in the tax bill may eventually turn out to be the most influential long-term tax policy action arising out of this strange year. Income Taxes, the TCJA, and Taxpayer Migration We…