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Raiding the state's budget reserve today could hurt everyday Minnesotans tomorrow

It’s imperative to build a strong budget reserve when the state’s economic outlook is good, and Minnesota has made laudable progress. But that budget reserve will only work if we keep it strong and only use it when it's needed.


Census data illustrates opportunity gaps

More than half a million of our Minnesota neighbors – 9.6 percent – lived in poverty in 2018, according to new data...

New Census data shows some positive trends, but not everyone benefits

The Census Bureau released new data today showing a 0.5 percent reduction in national poverty rates, making 2018 the...

Minnesota has lots of opportunities to support immigrants, strengthen economy, according to new report

During a time when immigrants are being targeted by harsh federal policies , states have a unique role to play to...

About the Minnesota Budget Project

The Minnesota Budget Project is a research and advocacy organization that promotes policy solutions so that all Minnesotans have access to opportunity and economic well-being.

Established over 20 years ago, the Minnesota Budget Project is a nonpartisan initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Economic opportunity and prosperity should be available to all Minnesotans, regardless of who they are or where they live.

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Preserving Affordable Health Care

Minnesota’s health care provider tax helps fund affordable health care for over one million Minnesotans. The Minnesota Budget Project supported policy action during the 2019 Legislative Session that preserves this critical source of funding by repealing the scheduled sunset of the provider tax.

Boosting Families and Workers

The Minnesota Budget Project supports expanding the Working Family Tax Credit so that working people can better make ends meet. Strong expansions of the credit in the 2019 Legislative Session will boost the incomes of workers and families in every corner of the state.

Minnesotans Face Barriers in the Workforce

Minnesota has one of the highest rates of labor force participation in the country, but that doesn’t mean that all Minnesotans are able to make ends meet. We research economic trends to understand who’s faring well in today’s economy, and who is left behind.



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