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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).

March 02, 2020

The Forecast Inflation Debate: There’s More Here Than Meets the Eye

When the cost of new government spending programs can be "pre-counted," bias is introduced into what should be a neutral budgeting process.