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01/25/23

Child poverty declines sharply thanks to federal Child Tax Credit expansion

Thanks in part to improvements policymakers made to the federal Child Tax Credit (CTC), recent U.S. Census data show that from 2019 to 2021, child poverty fell a remarkable 59 percent. Minnesota policymakers should build on that success and create a state Child Tax Credit.

01/25/23

Child poverty declines sharply thanks to federal Child Tax Credit expansion

Thanks in part to improvements policymakers made to the federal Child Tax Credit (CTC), recent U.S. Census data show that from 2019 to 2021, child poverty fell a remarkable 59 percent. Minnesota policymakers should build on that success and create a state Child Tax Credit.
12/15/22

Another historic surplus yields opportunity for transformational investments

The State of Minnesota is projected to have dramatically more resources than previously expected, according to the November 2022 Budget and Economic Forecast released last week. These resources present an historic opportunity to make transformational changes to build a more equitable recovery in which all Minnesotans are healthy, safe, and economically secure.
11/09/22

Minnesota college students increasingly facing basic economic, mental health challenges

Minnesota should prioritize funding basic needs programs and mental health services so that every college student can succeed regardless of their income or where they live.

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 25 years ago, the Minnesota Budget Project is a nonpartisan initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.


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How to find more information about how Minnesota's American Rescue Plan funds are being used

This issue brief outlines several resources to help you find more specific information about the three primary types of ARP funding going to state and local governments.

Restoring an inflation measure to the state's Budget and Economic Forecast

The state’s economic forecasts are essential tools for policymakers and the public to understand the state’s fiscal situation. Unfortunately, they understate the amount of funding needed to maintain most current public services because they do not take into account the impact of inflation. Read how including inflation in the state's forecasts can improve the transparency and effectiveness of this budgeting tool.

Minnesotans need continuous health insurance coverage

Minnesota has a strong history of investments in health care and the state's historic budget surplus provides an opportunity to make our health care system more equitable so that it works for everyone, regardless of income, address, age, disability, race, ethnicity, or gender.

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