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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

4/20/2022

March / April 2022

Four Questions Regarding the Homestretch

With a month to go, we look at some questions surrounding 2022 budgeting, tax relief, and spending priorities.

Money Well Spent

The work of Office of the Legislative Auditor commands the attention and respect of lawmakers across the political spectrum.  But that high regard has not translated into a level of financial support reflecting the size, scope, and complexity of state government today.

Revisiting “How Much is Enough?”

The adequacy of education aid is once again a major issue in the 2022 session.  A look back at our 2015 report on education finance labor costs and its relevance for today’s debate. 

Legislative Spotlight View All

4/6/2022

Spotlight 22-08

Covers bills introduced between 3/28/2022 and 4/1/2022:  House Files 4625 - 4756 and Senate Files 4297 - 4462