Budget Proposals and Outcomes

Opportunities Missed and Taken in the 2015 Legislative Session, July 2015
We take an in-depth look at the FY 2016-17 budget passed in June, particularly measuring how well the tax and budget decisions meet the goals of increasing opportunity and economic well-being for all Minnesotans and ensuring a fair and sustainable tax system. With a surplus of $2 billion, policymakers had the opportunity to make targeted new investments after more than a decade of flat or declining funding in many public services. They took some opportunities, missed some and lost some.

Governor Dayton Strives to Increase Opportunity in His FY 2016-17 Budget Proposal, April 2015
After nearly a decade of frequent deficits and cuts to services, Minnesota’s outlook is improved and now faces a projected $1.9 billion surplus. Governor Mark Dayton uses the opportunity in his budget for the upcoming biennium to make investments in high quality schools, affordable college tuition and a safe and modern transportation system to build a more prosperous state.

Budget Choices in the 2013 Legislative Session Take Minnesota in a Better Direction, June 2013
The FY 2014-15 budget approved in the 2013 Legislative Session made significant progress toward making Minnesota's tax system fairer, investing in the state's future, and putting the state on firmer financial footing. This issue brief examines the details of the budget in health and human services, E-12 education, higher education, economic development and housing, and taxes.
 

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