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10/15/20
  • Minnesota Budget Outlook and Trends
  • Minnesota Budget
  • Federal Issues

Economic update shows COVID-19’s impact, need for federal action

COVID-19 is still a major threat to the country’s health, economy, and public services we all count on. The state of Min...
08/13/20
  • Nutrition
  • Federal Issues
  • Racial Equity

Emergency SNAP funding an essential part of an anti-racist COVID response

Expanded SNAP food assistance is one tool that should be made available to the millions of families struggling to get by while also being one step in reversing centuries-long patterns of discrimination.
08/10/20
  • Minnesota Taxes and Tax Plans
  • Federal Issues
  • Minnesota Budget Outlook and Trends
  • Minnesota Budget

Minnesota expecting continued revenue shortfalls; time for strong federal action

Immigrants at desk
July 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.
08/03/20
  • Health Care
  • Federal Budget
  • Poverty
  • Federal Issues
  • Minnesota Budget Outlook and Trends

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.

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