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.

August 10, 2021

State Union Contracts: What the Negotiations Tell Us

Tentative labor agreements have been reached, but union criticism during negotiations of “egregious anti-union,” “union-busting” bargaining proposals offered by a DFL administration points to growing stresses in state human capital management and the need for system reform.

April 29, 2021

Racial Inequity and the Tax Code

As lawmakers push to address racial inequities in government policy, we look at why tax policy presents a unique challenge and how Minnesota compares in one area that’s received national attention.

January 04, 2021

The $100 Million Health and Human Service Savings Challenge

With nearly every new dollar of general fund tax revenue in the next biennium currently projected to be consumed by current law health and human service (HHS) spending, what should we expect from the cost-saving efforts of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health and Human Services?