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How Does Minnesota Compare?

Provides state-by-state rankings of state & local government revenues and spending

50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

This unique study compares property tax burdens on residential homestead, apartment, commercial/retail and industrial/manufacturing parcels across the country

Multi-State Individual Income Tax Comparison Study

Compares individual income tax burdens for various filer types at different income levels

Fiscal Focus View All

6/30/2020

May / June 2020

About that Budget Deficit

In a chaotic period dominated by COVID response and civil unrest, action on the budget deficit drifted down lawmakers’ to-do list.   A look at the status, environment, and options for budget repair in the next special session.

The Time is Now for Nowcasting

A new economic tracking tool using real time data from the private sector offers insights into what is happening now in the economy, what impact policies are and are not having, and how Minnesota’s economic experience to date differs from the nation as a whole.   

Minnesota Results for the 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study for Taxes Payable in 2019

Minnesota creeps up in national rankings; regional comparisons highlight tradeoff between residential and commercial property in Minnesota’s property tax system.

Legislative Spotlight View All

3/23/2020

Spotlight 20-03

Issue 3 covers bills introduced through March 20.