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05/06/20

Additional federal funding to states is time-critical

Federal policymakers should move quickly to direct significant additional funding to states, as well as local and tribal governments, to address the severe impacts of the public health emergency and the economic recession, and to prevent the economic downturn from getting worse.

08/10/20

Minnesota expecting continued revenue shortfalls; time for strong federal action

Last week brought us more sobering news about the ongoing damage that COVID-19 is expected to have on the economy, and by extension the state’s budget. In addition to the projected $2.4 billion deficit for the current biennium, Minnesota Management and Budget now projects a $4.7 billion shortfall for the upcoming biennium, FY 2022-23.
08/03/20

New data confirm states need more federal Medicaid support

Data shows climbing numbers of Minnesotans needing some help to afford care while we’re also seeing massive state revenue shortfalls as a result of the pandemic’s economic disruption. This presents a serious mismatch of needs and resources. An increase to federal Medicaid funding is needed to make sure people can get the health care they need, when they need it.
07/28/20

US Senate COVID-19 relief package falls dramatically short of what nation needs

The Senate relief package – called HEALS Act -- is inadequate to meet the challenges of this moment and is too small to jumpstart our economy. Instead of prioritizing the health and well-being of Americans and building for an economic recovery, the Senate plan falls short and would result in more kids going hungry and at risk of becoming homeless, force more lay-offs of teachers and other state and local government workers, and cause harmful cuts to health care, education, and other urgently needed services.

About the Minnesota Budget Project

The Minnesota Budget Project is a research and advocacy organization that promotes policy solutions so that all Minnesotans have access to opportunity and economic well-being.

Established over 20 years ago, the Minnesota Budget Project is a nonpartisan initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

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The advocate's fiscal toolbox

This fact sheet provides a guide to the top tax and budget resources that advocates can use to advance their issues at the state Capitol.

Boosting incomes of families and workers

Strong tax credits for lower-income Minnesotans can boost their incomes and get children off to a stronger start in life. They also contribute to a fairer tax system in Minnesota. Our work on tax credits focuses on the Working Family Credit and the Renters' Credit property tax refund.

Harmful chilling effects of "public charge" rule

Read our report on President Trump's public charge rule that could have a chilling effect on over 200,000 Minnesotans and negative economic impacts on the state. 

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