Welcome to the Minnesota Budget Project

Founded in 1997, the Minnesota Budget Project's analysis and advocacy is grounded in the belief that economic opportunity and prosperity should be available to all Minnesotans, regardless of who they are or where they live.

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Small Business Voices

A group of small-business owners joined together to share a message for policymakers: Large tax cuts aren’t the answer for them. Instead they wanted public investments in the building blocks that provide Minnesota with a high-quality workforce, strong infrastructure, and shared prosperity for more hard-working Minnesotans.

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Latest Research & Analysis

Minnesotans Face Barriers in the Labor Market, Despite Top Line Unemployment Numbers
Top line state unemployment numbers disguise the fact that many Minnesotans still struggle to find jobs that support them, their families, and their futures. Our newest issue brief shares a closer look at the types of workers who continue to face the greatest barriers to employment.

Healthy Budget, Healthy Minnesotans: Preserving Essential Health Care Funding
The health and well-being of more than 1 million Minnesotans is at risk if a critical funding source is allowed to expire. Our latest issue brief explains how the provider tax is essential to Minnesota’s healthy communities, and why legislators must act in 2019 to keep it in place.

State of Working Minnesota: Many Minnesotans Working Hard but Barriers Keep Them from Making Ends Meet
Despite overall low unemployment and a growing economy, many Minnesotans still have not seen the boost in their wages we would expect a decade into an economic recovery. Our issue brief takes a closer look at how different groups of Minnesotans are doing in today’s economy.

Federal Funds to Minnesota are Instrumental to Building Shared Prosperity
Federal funding is essential to supporting Minnesota families struggling to make ends meet, provide affordable health care, and strengthen our roads and transit systems. About 30 percent of the state’s funding comes from the federal government, and our newest issue brief takes a look at how recent proposals to slash funds to states could seriously threaten Minnesota’s ability to expand opportunity to families and strengthen communities.

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