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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).

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.

May 17, 2021

The Sudoku Puzzle in Minnesota’s FY 22-23 Budget

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May 13, 2021

Feds to the Rescue?

An overview of Treasury guidance on state use of ARPA funds in the Tax Conference Committee generated more questions than answers but did seem to open the negotiation window wider for lawmakers in reaching agreement on a biennial budget.