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The Minnesota Budget Project provides analysis and advocacy to propel Minnesota towards a future where all Minnesotans have access to opportunity and economic well-being.

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Time to Invest in Affordable Child Care through Basic Sliding Fee
Minnesota should re-invest in affordable child care as a crucial building block to family economic security and for the future economic success of the state. Funding for Basic Sliding Fee has dropped 44 percent since 2003. 

Who Receives the Renters' Credit?
The Renters' Credit is a property tax refund for more than 304,000 Minnesota low- and moderate-income households. The updated issue brief includes information about the Renters' Credit for each Minnesota county.

State Strides into Positive Budget Territory: Inside the February 2015 Economic Forecast
The positive budget balance projection of $1.9 billion for FY 2016-17 is higher than was predicted in last year’s November forecast. This allows for investments in broader economic security and making our tax system more fair.

Federal Poverty Thresholds and Guidelines
The federal government provides two different measures of poverty. Poverty thresholds are used to calculate official statistics and poverty guidelines are used to determine eligibility for certain services. This page provides current information for both measures. 

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Kids Can't Wait

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.