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Minnesota’s strength lies in our families, our friends, and our neighbors being able to fully thrive and contribute to their communities. The Minnesota Budget Project focuses our advocacy on policies that allow all of us to prosper, no matter who we are or where we live.

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Making affordable child care available to more Minnesota families

When families have affordable child care, parents can succeed in the workplace; kids can develop, play, and thrive in safe and stable environments; and employers can find and retain the workers they need. The Minnesota Budget Project supports policies to ensure that more Minnesota families have affordable, reliable child care that meets their needs and supports their pathways to economic security.

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Protecting and strengthening the Renters' Credit

Like all Minnesotans, Minnesota renters want safe, affordable homes for themselves and their families. But some Minnesotans earning low wages or on fixed incomes struggle to afford their rent and basic necessities. The Minnesota Budget Project supports protecting and strengthening the Renters' Credit, which provides a property tax refund so that low- and moderate-income Minnesotans do not pay too high a share of their incomes in property taxes.

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Ensuring affordable health care through the provider tax

Good health shouldn’t depend on someone’s paycheck or address. Thankfully, our state recognizes this and Minnesota has a long history of investing in health and other things that support our well-being. Keeping Minnesota’s health care provider tax in place is key to a healthy Minnesota. The Minnesota Budget Project supported preserving this critical source of funding by repealing the scheduled sunset of the provider tax during the 2019 Legislative Session.

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Prioritizing everyday Minnesotans by expanding the Working Family Credit

Supporting Minnesotans' work efforts should be a priority in the state's tax and budget decisions. The Minnesota Budget Project supports expanding the Working Family Credit so that working people across the state can better make ends meet, and to get children off to a stronger start in life. Strengthening the Working Family Credit also makes Minnesota's taxes fairer.

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