Welcome to the Minnesota Budget Project

We provide nonpartisan analysis and advocacy so that more Minnesotans can participate in setting our state's tax and budget priorities. We believe public investments and fair taxes help Minnesota maintain a high quality of life and build a strong economic future.

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Latest Research & Analysis

Too Many Minnesota Workers Face Low Pay and Few Benefits: The State of Working Minnesota 2014
Minnesota is known for its hard-working residents, but too many are finding hard work is not enough. Many workers still struggle to support their families and reach economic security.

Minnesota is on the Right Track: Inside the November 2014 Economic Forecast
Minnesota continues to be in positive budget territory, providing opportunity for the state to continue on its recent path of making smart investments that promote broader economic security and make our tax system fairer.

Health Care Enrollment Resources
Navigators can connect community members to private and public health insurance options. New maps and directories of Minnesota Navigators are available.

Mapping Minnesota's Future to Shared Opportunities
Many Minnesotans are not sharing in the state's overall economic success. The Minnesota Budget Project and Catholic Charities have mapped where our state's strengths lie and where we have the most work to do to create a state of shared opportunity.

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The Minnesota Budget Project is part of the Kids Can't Wait Coalition, which is committed to affordable, accessible child care for all Minnesota families. Read more about this critical issue, fill out a short survey or sign on as a coalition member.