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We are looking for someone who can produce timely and credible research and analysis on a range of policy issues that improve economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income families, reduce racial disparities, and promote sound fiscal decision-making in Minnesota. 

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05/11/20
  • Income and Work
  • Racial Equity
  • Housing

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.
05/06/20
  • Federal Issues
  • Minnesota Budget
  • Federal Budget
  • Minnesota Budget Plans

Additional federal funding to states is time-critical

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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.
05/05/20
  • Federal Issues
  • Health Care
  • Income and Work
  • Minnesota Budget
  • Minnesota Budget Outlook and Trends
  • Minnesota Budget Plans

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.
05/04/20
  • Federal Issues
  • Minnesota Budget Plans
  • Minnesota Budget Outlook and Trends
  • Minnesota Budget
  • Health Care

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.