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March


  • Small businesses say priorities are strategic investments in long-term prosperity

    March 8, 2016 - A group of small-business owners kicked off the 2016 Legislative Session today with a message for policymakers: Large tax cuts aren’t the answer for them. Instead they want public investments in the building blocks that provide Minnesota with a high-quality workforce, strong infrastructure, and shared prosperity for more hard-working Minnesotans. more...

 

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October


  • Medicaid Expansion is 'Bargain' for Minnesota

    October 25, 2012 - Minnesota can save $1.0 billion, improve access to health insurance for more than 140,000 Minnesotans and reduce health care costs for everyone if the 2013 Legislature makes just one decision. more...

 

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August


  • Federal Deficit-Reduction Decisions Could Damage Minnesota's Economy

    August 8, 2012 - Minnesota stands to lose millions of dollars in federal funds for schools, roads and bridges, safe communities, disaster relief and other priorities if Congress passes a deficit-reduction plan that doesn’t use a balanced approach that includes revenue increases, according to a new report released today. more...

 

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February


  • Budget Surplus Creates Breathing Room

    February 29, 2012 - The $323 million state surplus announced today means the Legislature does not need to make any adjustments to the state budget this session, according to the Minnesota Budget Project. more...

  • Supermajority Amendment Could Harm Minnesota's Financial Standing

    February 21, 2012 - Requiring a supermajority to raise Minnesota taxes could threaten the state’s standing with credit rating agencies, which could mean higher borrowing costs to maintain our roads, bridges, schools, libraries and other important infrastructure, according to a Minnesota Budget Project report released today. more...

  • Supermajority States See Higher Property Tax Increases

    February 8, 2012 - States with strict supermajority requirements to raise taxes saw much higher property tax increases than states without those requirements over the last decade, according to a Minnesota Budget Project analysis released today. more...

 

September


  • Minnesota Income Disparities Worsen

    September 22, 2011 - Minnesota is losing ground in the battle to close the gap in economic well-being between whites and communities of color, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released today. more...

  • Minnesota Poverty Rises While Median Income Falls

    September 13, 2011 - Poverty has increased substantially in Minnesota, according to preliminary U.S. Census Bureau figures released today. In 2009-2010, 560,000 Minnesotans lived in poverty, or roughly one out of ten state residents. That represents a 2.1 percentage point increase from 2006-07. Nationwide, 46.2 million people were in poverty in 2010. more...

 

August


  • Proposal Would Bring Gridlock and Gimmicks

    August 18, 2011 - A proposed constitutional amendment would make it even more difficult to reach common-sense solutions to meet our state’s priorities. more...

  • New State Budget Analysis Released

    August 15, 2011 - The Minnesota Budget Project today released a comprehensive analysis of the new state budget. more...

  • Report: Tax Hikes Don't Push High-Income People to Move

    August 4, 2011 - Raising taxes on high-income people does not cause them to move out of state, according to a national study released today. The study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy research organization, reviewed a variety of research and data, and found that Americans move for many reasons, but state taxes rarely factor into such decisions. more...

 

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May


  • Faith, Labor, Nonprofit Coalition Brings Those Impacted By Cuts to the Capitol

    May 20, 2011 - Entering the final days of the 2011 Legislative Session, the Invest in Minnesota Coalition brought the faces of those impacted by an all-cuts budget to the Capitol. Summing up its "20 Ways in 20 Days" campaign, the coalition of faith, labor, and nonprofit groups called on lawmakers to soften their cuts by including fairly-raised revenue as part of a final budget. more...

  • Spending Limit Amendment Jeopardizes Minnesota's Economic Future

    May 4, 2011 - Saying “this measure would make tough times tougher,” Nan Madden, director of the Minnesota Budget Project, urged defeat of House File 1612, which she said would damage Minnesota’s economic future by sharply limiting the flexibility to respond to changing demographics and emerging needs. Madden plans to testify at this evening’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the measure. Below are statements from her prepared testimony. more...

 

April


  • 20 Ways Minnesota's Future is at Stake Shown in 20 Days

    April 25, 2011 - Invest in Minnesota’s faith, labor and nonprofit partners launch the 20 Ways in 20 Days campaign today, highlighting the impact of a cuts-only state budget solution. The campaign will have daily testimonials showing the importance of public investments and the real life impacts of cuts, starting with today's focus on supports for people fleeing domestic violence. more...

 

December


  • Minnesota's New State Leaders Need Budget Bifocals

    December 1, 2010 - The state's November 2010 Economic Forecast is expected to show a worsening revenue shortfall, and new leaders will have to answer Minnesotans’ questions about how we will continue to fund our state’s priorities. more...

 

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December


  • Today's State Budget Forecast Sure to Show Shortfall

    December 2, 2009 - Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) is expected to release its November economic forecast this morning. The question is not whether the state is in an economic hole, only how deep the hole is. The expected deficit will ensure that policymakers will face deficit challenges in the 2010 Legislative Session for the seventh time in nine years. The deficit is the product of both the severe national recession and past policy choices. more...

 

September


  • Job-Based Health Care Coverage Declining in Minnesota

    September 10, 2009 - Roughly one in 12 Minnesotans lacked health coverage in 2007-08, according to Census Bureau data released today, and employer-provided health insurance continued to decline nationwide. The percentage of Minnesotans with employer-provided coverage was 71 percent in 2007-08, down from 77 percent in 2000-01. These findings, which will almost certainly worsen in 2009 because of the recession, highlight the need to enact comprehensive health care reform. more...

 

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