Tax Proposals and Outcomes

Final FY 2016-17 Supplemental Budget Makes Modest Changes to Expand Opportunity, Promote Equity, November 2016
The final budget decisions made in the 2016 Legislative Session combine small but positive steps toward broadly shared prosperity with some missed opportunities. This brief digs into the details on what was and was not included in education, health and human services, and addressing racial disparities. It also examines the 2016 tax bill, which included several important steps to support working families, but which failed to become law due to a drafting error.

Dayton's FY 2016-17 Supplemental Budget Proposal Works to Expand Opportunity and Close Racial Gaps, April 2016
The tax portion of Governor Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget prioritizes sustainable tax choices that move Minnesota toward a tax system that is more equitable across income levels. It is especially focused on supporting working families, particularly those with children.

Proposed "Small Business" Tax Cuts Miss the Mark, Updated March 2016
The 2016 Legislative Session offers an opportunity for making investments in our communities that build the quality workforce and high standard of living that have been critical to Minnesota's economic success. Large tax cuts that some have proposed would prevent this investment. This fact sheet takes a closer look at some tax cuts proposed to support small businesses and find they don't measure up to the hype.

Prioritize Working Families by Strengthening the Working Family Credit, February 2016
Despite an overall economic recovery, many hard-working families across Minnesota still struggle to make ends meet. We also know that the state's future economic success depends on more Minnesotans participating in the workforce. A stronger Working Family Credit would support the work efforts of hundreds of thousands of working Minnesotans, get Minnesota children off to a stronger start, and make Minnesota taxes fairer.

 

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