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The Minnesota Budget Project is a resource to members of the media on state taxes, budget priorities, and other public policy issues affecting Minnesotans and their ability to achieve economic security.

Contact: Laura Mortenson, Communications Director

lmortenson@mnbudgetproject.org
Cell Phone: 612-968-5660
Direct Dial: 651-757-3076

Twitter: @MNBudgetProject

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Organization description: The Minnesota Budget Project is a nonpartisan research and advocacy organization that works on policy solutions that expand opportunity and economic well-being to all Minnesotans. It is an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Recent Blogs

May 11, 2020

Rents are rising faster than Minnesotans’ incomes

For over a decade, unaffordable housing costs due to persistently low wages has been the reality for too many Minnesota families.

May 06, 2020

Additional federal funding to states is time-critical

Federal policymakers should move quickly to direct significant additional funding to states, as well as local and tribal governments, to address the severe impacts of the public health emergency and the economic recession, and to prevent the economic downturn from getting worse.

May 05, 2020

May budget report reveals the need to support everyday folks

The May budget projection will guide the decisions that policymakers make in the remaining weeks of the legislative session, and the months beyond. They remind us of how many of our neighbors are struggling, and the importance of taking swift action to reduce the hardships that Minnesotans and their families are facing as a result of the pandemic, and to start building for the economic recovery.

May 04, 2020

Increased Medicaid funding to states protects health care, critical services

While they have taken some preliminary steps, federal decision-makers should further boost the Medicaid dollars it sends to states, make that increase last until the economy recovers, and maintain strong requirements to protect health care coverage.