The Minnesota Budget Project’s 2014 policy agenda included:
- Expanding Access to Affordable, Quality Health Care for More Minnesotans by preserving MinnesotaCare, developing opportunities for Minnesotans without health insurance, and reducing racial health disparities.
- Increasing Minnesota’s Minimum Wage to improve the economic security of Minnesota’s low-wage workers and strengthen the state’s economy.
- Improving the Working Family Tax Credit to make our tax system fairer.
- Pursuing Fairness and Sustainability in Minnesota's Tax System, including avoiding large tax cuts that put at risk the state's ability to fund its priorities.
- Making Responsible Budget Choices that include building stronger budget reserves and including the impact of inflation in the state’s economic forecasts.
The Minnesota Budget Project also endorses the following:
- Prosperity for All, which advocates for policies that reduce barriers to Adult Basic Education, job training, higher education and English Language Learning (ELL).
Past Policy Successes
- Adopting Fair and Adequate Tax Reform that shares the responsibility for funding state services more equitably, ends the cycle of frequent budget deficits, and sustainably funds the state’s priorities.
- Supporting Successful Health Care Reform that makes health care that affordable for more Minnesotans and creates a consumer-friendly health insurance exchange.
- Promoting Tax Fairness for Minnesota Renters so that low- and moderate-income Minnesotans do not pay more than their fair share in taxes.
- Defeating Constitutional Budget Amendments That Put Minnesota's Future at Risk. Three proposed amendments would have resulted in even more government gridlock and shutdowns, budget gimmicks and cuts to critical services. They would have made it more difficult for Minnesota to recover from the recession and invest in economic growth.