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August 12, 2022

How Does Minnesota’s Fiscal Effort Compare?

Minnesota’s reputation as a high tax state is a function of high rates and collections.  Is our reputation still deserved when factoring in states’ underlying ability to raise revenue?   

August 11, 2022

What Would Minnesota Without an Individual Income Tax Look Like?

A look at commonly shared revenue system features and spending characteristics of states without an individual income tax indicates that a phase-out of the tax would require a complete transformation of the state fiscal system – and the ideals underlying it – that has defined Minnesota government