The Minnesota Taxpayers Association said Thursday that it has changed its name to the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence.
The nonpartisan group says:
Changing the name of an organization is not something you undertake casually. For 86 years, the Minnesota Taxpayers Association has been a highly respected voice for good government and sound tax policy. But over the decades the landscape of public policy development has changed dramatically. New organizations, new sources of information, new ways to access information – all of this places a premium on providing unique value added and effectively communicating this value added to policy makers and citizens.
It says its mission is to seek “to ensure that revenues raised to support government adhere to good tax policy principles and that the spending supported by these revenues accomplishes its purpose in an efficient, transparent, and accountable manner.”