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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.


Final transportation budget bill falls short of meeting the needs of Minnesotans

Despite several proposals put forward this legislative session to increase the amount of resources dedicated to building and maintaining Minnesota's roads, bridges, and transit infrastructure, the FY 2020-21 budget only raises minimal additional revenues.

Minnesota's July Economic Update shows higher revenues, economic growth for now

The recently released July Revenue and Economic Update gave us somewhat good news about the state’s economic and budget landscape.

Final education budget makes important investments, but leaves more to do to support all Minnesota students

The final E-12 education and higher education budgets for FY 2020-21 make important strides toward ensuring that more s...

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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