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 16, 2017

Minnesota’s Fiscally Healthiest City Is….

It’s not a beauty pageant.  Ratio analysis offers a way to extract more understanding out of government transparency efforts.

March 30, 2017

Price of Government Declining...Thanks to More Government Spending

The growth in government transfer payments is making Minnesota’s Price of Government appear cheaper.

February 14, 2017

How Would a Pay Raise Affect Lawmaker Performance and Legislative Diversity?

If academic research findings apply here, any decision to give our lawmakers a raise is best based on recognition of their hard work in the service of Minnesota citizens rather than on an expectation that our legislature would look or perform differently.