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.

December 02, 2010

Minnesota Public Sector Compensation Part 2: Frozen Assets in Public Sector Compensation: Issues in Promoting Results-Oriented Workforce Reform

Examines how contract provisions, state laws, and government mandates impact public sector compensation. Analyzes the opportunity cost implications of these provisions. Published December 2010.

October 01, 2010

Minnesota Public Sector Compensation Part 1: Costs, Trends, and Comparisons to the Private Sector

Compares Minnesota's state and local government workforce to the rest of the nation in terms of size and compensation. Also compares Minnesota government employee salary, health, and retirement packages to comparable private sector positions. Published October 2010.

March 01, 2010

Price of Government: Personal Income Driving the New Normal

The widely-watched Price of Government serves as a focal point for tax and spending debates. We take a look at how changes in personal income affect this measure. March-April 2010 . …