Farther down the org chart is where the problem resides and the need exists.
With a century of theory and practice behind it, value capture is still described as an “emerging” strategy for some excellent reasons.
Twenty years ago, Minnesota exceeded the national average in 13 of 18 government spending categories. Today, that ratio has completely flipped — Minnesota lags the national average in 13 of 18 categories.
State aids may be very important to local governments and community welfare, but they are not and never will be a cure for rising property tax levies.
Minnesota’s 2013 cigarette tax increases were an attempt to accomplish two policy goals seemingly at odds with each other: reduce cigarette consumption and get more general fund revenue in the process. How is that working out?
When it comes to defined benefit pension management, ironically it’s the Dutch who wonder what we have been smoking.
A new research study confirms Minnesota’s reputation for being a “good government” state.
Evidence from around the country suggests states often lack the IT talent necessary to make these big ambitious projects successful.
The Minnesota property tax is the Casablanca of the state tax system – full of political intrigue, high entertainment value and moments when we are “shocked” to find out about behaviors that are in fact entirely predictable.