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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.


State's February budget forecast confirms opportunity to make transformational investments

The State of Minnesota is projected to have budget surpluses over the next four years, according to the February 2023...

Driver’s licenses for all would strengthen Minnesota

Minnesota policymakers have an important opportunity in 2023 to expand access to driver’s licenses regardless of immigra...

January economic update affirms state has resources to invest in everyday Minnesotans

The state of Minnesota’s revenue picture continues to improve, and the national economic recovery is expected to be a li...

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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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Tax cuts from unlimited Social Security exemption skewed to higher-income Minnesotans

This issue brief looks at why higher-income Minnesotans are more likely to benefit from unlimited Social Security tax exemption, who benefits from existing exemptions, and how the cost of these tax cuts limit critical investments in public services.

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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