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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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Governor Dayton Strives to Increase Opportunity in His FY 2016-17 Budget Proposal
Governor Mark Dayton’s vision for the upcoming biennium is increasing economic opportunity, focusing primarily on Minnesota’s students. Nearly half of the proposed new spending is for E-12 and higher education.

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.

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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 or sign on as a coalition member.