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.

July 18, 2014

Will the Real Greater Minnesota Please Stand Up?

In this article from our March-April 2014 edition of Fiscal Focus, we find that wage trends suggest the economic story of rural Minnesota is a lot more upbeat than the stark headlines and warnings suggest.

July 17, 2014

The Big Divorce

For decades a prominent and influential measure of government inflation mirrored general consumer inflation.  Then something happened.  In this article from our Nov-Dec 2013 edition of Fiscal Focus, we take a closer look at the split and why it matters for Minnesota.

October 14, 2013

To Subsidize or Not to Subsidize - Highlights from MCFE's 2013 Annual Meeting

Are business tax incentives and targeted subsidies good policy?  Distinguished government and business representatives examined the issues at our 87th Annual Meeting of Members.  From our September-October 2013 edition of Fiscal Focus.