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Minnesota Budget Process

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Knowing the nuts and bolts of how the Minnesota budget process works is essential for getting involved in state budget decisions. We provide tools to help you navigate the state budget process. Our work also focuses on budget process policy issues, from best practices for Minnesota's budget reserve to harmful proposals to limit the state's ability to make decisions that best meet Minnesotans' needs.

Research

January 2003

Principles for state fiscal decisions

December 2002

Response to Minnesota's budget deficit

Minnesota Budget Process Blog Posts

July 02, 2019

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.

April 11, 2018

Proposed constitutional amendment would undermine general fund resources and underfund transportation

Many of Minnesota’s priorities – from K-12 education, to financial aid for college students, to broadband access – are...

January 18, 2018

Minnesota’s budget reserve an important source of stability in tough times

This fall, the state’s November Budget and Economic Forecast projected a slight state budget deficit for the remainder...

November 27, 2017

State budget adds to an uncertain future

With the state scheduled to release its latest Economic and Budget Forecast next Tuesday , it’s a good time to look back...