Budgets and Fiscal Policy

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

May 29, 2015

The Tax Bill That Wasn’t

No omnibus tax bill this session is a source of consternation and frustration for many. But there is a silver lining.

July 21, 2014

The Mad Men Guide to the 2014 Session

Wisdom and insights from television's most famous advertising executives have a lot of relevance to recent lawmaker decisions regard the state budget, property taxes, and other policy areas.  From our May-June 2014 edition of Fiscal Focus.

July 18, 2014

That Rainy Day Feeling

Is this the year we establish stronger budget reserve targets and deposit policies in statute?  Minnesota's current tax policy suggests this is a necessity, not an option.  From our March-April 2014 edition of Fiscal Focus.