Other Policy Issues

Includes civil service issues, government redesign, price of government, and a host of other topics which are intimately connected to tax and fiscal policy debates.

January 03, 2023

What Does “Full Funding” of Education Mean?

“Full funding” of K-12 education has been deemed a top priority in the 2023 session, but what that idea actually means and entails is an open debate.  Trends in state education support may inform it. But as two investigations from twenty years ago revealed, understanding both the costs to deliver

June 29, 2022

How Does Minnesota Government Employment Compare?

A look at the latest Census of Government findings and the type of questions they can prompt.

April 20, 2022

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.