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State tax policy that prioritizes everyday Minnesotans can expand economic opportunity, build thriving communities, and strengthen our economic future. However, tax policy can also widen income, wealth, and racial inequality if it primarily benefits those who are already doing well in today's economy.

We analyze individual tax proposals and full tax plans from the governor and legislative bodies, as well as the tax system overall, emphasizing the impact on everyday Minnesotans, tax fairness, and the ability of the tax system to raise the revenues needed to sustainably fund public investments that keep us moving forward as a state.

Research

March 2009

Revenue-raising options to help close Minnesota's FY 2010-11 budget deficit

Minnesota Must Balance its FY 2010-11 Budget A weaker economy than previously predicted has meant less revenue than...

February 2009

Round one: Governor's initial budget proposal focuses on spending cuts and one-time measures

The Budget Debate Begins The 2009 budget discussion began when Governor Pawlenty released his budget proposal in late Ja...

April 2007

Tax fairness declining in Minnesota: Explaining the 2007 Tax Incidence Study

Average taxes in Minnesota are still lower than they were in the 1990s, according to the 2007 Tax Incidence Study, even though they have been on the rise since 2002. The state’s tax system has also followed a trend towards greater regressivity since 1996. A greater reliance on local taxes (especially the property tax) and rising income inequality have both contributed to the erosion of tax fairness.

November 2006

2006 budget decisions leave much on the table for 2007

Taxes and Tax Plans Blog Posts

September 09, 2021

Research and analysis wonk? Check out our open position

The Minnesota Budget Project team is excited to announce our search for a Research Analyst who will produce timely and...

May 07, 2021

Over 100 organizations ask state leaders to make bold investments and raise revenues

As the end of the 2021 Legislative Session inches closer, over 100 organizations from around Minnesota have called on s...

April 15, 2021

Walz's supplemental budget calls for resources for greater investments

We have called on policymakers to take bold action to respond to the health, economic, and racial justice crises before...

January 27, 2021

Walz’s proposed budget includes strong and fair revenues

Governor Tim Walz released what he called his “COVID-19 Recovery Budget” in the context of health, economic, and state revenue crises.