Budgets and Fiscal Policy

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

September 01, 2020

Is the Fourth Time A Charm?

Following the 2020 regular session and three special sessions, the state remains in a holding pattern with respect to a tax bill, a bonding bill, and budget repair.   With November elections looming and the clock ticking on the 91st Minnesota Legislature, legislative action – or lack thereof – in

June 30, 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

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.