Budgets and Fiscal Policy

Our work in selected areas of government spending and budgets -- through the lenses of efficiency, transparency, and accountability.

February 25, 2020

2020 Session at a Glance

Our look at a couple of the major tax and fiscal policy issues that will be occupying lawmakers attention this year.

August 27, 2019

State Budget Process Reform: New Rules Can’t Help What Also Troubles Minnesota

“Wagner’s Law” combined with a broken competitive structure in politics underlies and complicates the major challenge of successful state budget process reform.

August 27, 2019

“Fix It or Junk It”

Editor’s note:  As long-time MCFE research director Aaron Twait leaves to embark on his new career, I asked him if there is was one parting recommendation he wanted to leave to the world of state government.  The answer: some frank advice regarding the Minnesota Price of Government.