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Fiscal Fitness is the MCFE blog.  Check here regularly as we highlight national policy development and new research relevant to ongoing state tax and fiscal policy debates, provide our take on reports and studies released by agencies and other organizations, react to articles and editorials -- in short offer our thoughts and perspective on anything that captures our interest (or gets our dander up).

February 07, 2019

Time for an LGA Renaissance? (Part 2)

Is LGA the right tool for the times to ensure the health and welfare of Minnesota communities?  Several questions merit consideration.  (Second of a two-part series looking at the merits of a reinvestment in the Local Government Aid program) 

February 01, 2019

Time for An LGA Renaissance? (Part 1)

As interest in rejuvenating state Local Government Aid picks up steam, history shows a primary objective – delivering property tax relief – is likely to run headlong into the "Ventura Law of Local Finance".   (First of a two-part series looking at the merits of a reinvestment in the Local Government…