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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, 2016

Comparing Minnesota's Prices of Local Government

Where in Minnesota is local government’s claim on the economy and the income of local citizens the greatest?  How do local governments’ fiscal footprints differ across the state?  And how does the ability to export local tax burden to non-residents affect this footprint?

February 08, 2016

The New Homestead Property Tax Burden Report: "Do You Deserve a Break Today?"

When the daily property tax price for all local services -- city, county, school, and anything else --  is equal to a McDonald's Happy Meal, is more tax relief really a priority?