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Comparing the 2001 and 2013 Tax Acts: Which was Better?
By Jeff Van Wychen September 05, 2014
Tax Rates Fall For Most Minnesotans Thanks to Progressive Tax Acts
By Jeff Van Wychen August 04, 2014
Price of Government Projected to Hit All-Time Low
By Jeff Van Wychen July 14, 2014
Progressive Leadership Reduces Taxes for Most Minnesotans
By Jeff Van Wychen July 07, 2014
2014 Tax Acts Increased Tax Fairness
By Jeff Van Wychen June 30, 2014
Smart Use of Surplus? You decide
By Jeff Van Wychen May 21, 2014
Progressives Won’t Win Points from Right on Tax Cuts
By Jeff Van Wychen April 28, 2014
2014 Homeowner Property Tax Relief is Widespread
By Jeff Van Wychen April 07, 2014
Estate Tax is an Important Part of a Fair Tax System
By Jeff Van Wychen March 24, 2014
Dangers of “Give It Back”—Remember Jesse Checks?
By Jeff Van Wychen March 05, 2014
Don’t “Give Back” All of the Surplus
By Jeff Van Wychen March 03, 2014
Minnesota’s Job Roller Coaster Trending Upward
By Jeff Van Wychen February 24, 2014
Economic Growth Outpaces Tax Increases
By Jeff Van Wychen February 19, 2014
Balance Future Unallotments with Tax Increases
By Jeff Van Wychen February 10, 2014
Even With Surplus and Taxes, Revenue Still Down
By Jeff Van Wychen January 13, 2014
Tuesday Talk: What should MN do with $825 million?
By Joe Sheeran December 10, 2013
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin: Who’s Winning the Border Battle?
By Jeff Van Wychen December 09, 2013
More School Budget Cuts Averted
By Jeff Van Wychen December 02, 2013
From Campaign Rhetoric to Policy
By Tom Berg, Guest Commentary November 19, 2013
Reversing Two Regressive Decades
By Jeff Van Wychen November 04, 2013
A State That Works—Again
By Jeff Van Wychen October 23, 2013
A Look Back at a State That Worked
By Jeff Van Wychen October 21, 2013
New Ed Money Replaces Only a Portion of Cuts
By Michael Diedrich September 11, 2013
MN Spending Decline Among Nation’s Biggest
By Jeff Van Wychen September 03, 2013
“No New Tax” Redux
By Jeff Van Wychen August 28, 2013
Best Chance for State Investment is Going, Going, but Not Gone
By Conrad deFiebre August 15, 2013
Non-partisan Research Projects Property Tax Decline
By Jeff Van Wychen August 12, 2013
2013 Budget Replaces Small Portion of Past Cuts
By Jeff Van Wychen August 05, 2013
Tuesday Talk: Are Minnesota’s new tax laws fairer?
By Joe Sheeran July 23, 2013
Flawed Conservative Tax Incidence Analysis
By Jeff Van Wychen July 22, 2013
Laughable Half-Truths, Blatant Conservative Contradictions
By Jeff Van Wychen July 16, 2013
The New FY 2014-15 Budget: A Balanced Approach
By Jeff Van Wychen June 03, 2013
Looking Ahead: Fiscal Reforms Left Undone
By Jeff Van Wychen May 22, 2013
2013 Tax Bill: Progress on Revenue, Tax Fairness
By Jeff Van Wychen May 21, 2013
VIDEO: Paying My Fair Share
By Tom Niemisto May 16, 2013
The Merits of Senate’s Sales Tax Reform
By Jeff Van Wychen May 08, 2013
Senate Income Tax Increase Doesn’t Hit the Middle-Class
By Jeff Van Wychen May 06, 2013
Celebrating Minnesota’s Late Tax Freedom Day
By Jeff Van Wychen April 30, 2013
Minnesota 2020 Journal: K-12’s Funding Renaissance
By John R. Van Hecke April 26, 2013
Income Growth Unharmed by Tax Hikes
By Jeff Van Wychen April 23, 2013
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Long Winter Focuses Policymaking
By John R. Van Hecke April 19, 2013
Tuesday Talk: What’s the way forward on revenue?
By Joe Sheeran April 16, 2013
Crumbling Fiscal Foundation: A Decade of Decline in State Investment
By Jeff Van Wychen April 15, 2013
Impact of Dayton’s Proposed Fourth Tier by County
By Jeff Van Wychen March 19, 2013
B-to-B Sales Tax Gone; What’s the Replacement?
By Jeff Van Wychen March 11, 2013
February Forecast Underscores the Need for Revenue
By Jeff Van Wychen March 05, 2013
Tuesday Talk: Should Dayton Trim Revenue Plan?
By Joe Sheeran March 05, 2013
Inflation’s Impact on State Spending
By Jeff Van Wychen February 26, 2013
Price of Government Declines Under the Dayton Budget
By Jeff Van Wychen January 28, 2013
The Dayton Tax Plan: A Major Leap Forward
By Jeff Van Wychen January 23, 2013
Tuesday Talk: How does Minnesota turn values into numbers?
By Joe Sheeran January 22, 2013
Fiscal Fairness Moving Forward: What MN Sales Tax Reform Could Look Like
By Jeff Van Wychen January 14, 2013
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Leftovers as Anchors, Not Excess
By John R. Van Hecke November 23, 2012
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Don’t Lecture an Empty Chair
By John R. Van Hecke October 26, 2012
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Staying the Same Means Falling Behind
By John R. Van Hecke September 28, 2012
Grassroots Advocacy Pays Off for Minnesotans With Disabilities
By Steve Larson, Guest Commentary June 07, 2012
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Bread and Circuses
By John R. Van Hecke April 27, 2012
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Lipstick on a Shutdown Pig
By John R. Van Hecke March 16, 2012
Why Housing is a Bonding Bill Priority
By February 16, 2012
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Seizing an Opportunity
By John R. Van Hecke February 03, 2012
Governor’s Bonding Bill: Good for Minnesotans
By Glen Johnson, Business Manager IUOE, Minnesota February 01, 2012
Bonding Homes, Bonding Communities
By Lee Egerstrom January 24, 2012
Minnesota 2020 Journal: New Leader, Same Failed Policy
By John R. Van Hecke December 23, 2011
Some Conservatives Get It on Infrastructure
By Conrad deFiebre December 21, 2011
Perfect Market for Borrowing and Building
By Conrad deFiebre December 20, 2011
Tuesday Talk: How does Minnesota get back on the path to prosperity?
By Joe Sheeran December 06, 2011
The Revenue Blues
By Michael J. Diedrich November 02, 2011
“No-new-tax” Property Tax Increase
By Matt Entenza October 25, 2011
Kitchen Table Conversations: Inhumane Cuts to Family PCAs
By Tom Niemisto October 19, 2011
VIDEO: Public Health Starts at Community Level
By Tom Niemisto October 03, 2011
A Great Place but for How Long?
By John R. Van Hecke September 20, 2011
Calculating the Bonding Bill’s Jobs Impact
By Tyler Hanson July 28, 2011
VIDEO: Cuts and Shift Budgets Move Minnesota Backwards
By Tom Niemisto July 25, 2011
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Borrow & Starve
By John R. Van Hecke July 22, 2011
Preparing for a 2013 Shutdown
By Tyler Hanson July 18, 2011
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Chaos under Heaven
By John R. Van Hecke July 15, 2011
Kitchen Table Conversations: I Want My Minnesota Back!
By Joe Sheeran & Tom Niemisto, Communications Staff July 13, 2011
Despite Conservative Rhetoric, Spending Down
By Jeff Van Wychen, Minnesota 2020 Contributor July 11, 2011
VIDEO: Shutdown’s Uncertainty Bad for Business
By Tom Niemisto July 11, 2011
Minnesota 2020 Journal: Starving the Beast Starves Schools
By John R. Van Hecke July 08, 2011
The Great Revenue Nose Dive
By Jeff Van Wychen, Minnesota 2020 Contributor July 07, 2011
Value-added Public Service
By Lee Egerstrom July 05, 2011
Tuesday Talk: What’s the worst of a shutdown?
By Joe Sheeran July 05, 2011
VIDEO: Conservative-created Craters
By Tom Niemisto July 04, 2011
VIDEO: Temporarily Out of Service
By Joe Sheeran July 01, 2011
Still in the Shadows With An Uncertain Future
By Tom Judd, Tim Nelson, & Steve Hayes, Guest Commentary June 29, 2011
Tuesday Talk: What’s the cost of a shutdown?
By Joe Sheeran June 28, 2011
VIDEO: Nonprofits Bracing for the Shutdown
By Tom Niemisto June 23, 2011
Minnesota 2020 Journal: My Own Private Wisconsin
By John R. Van Hecke June 17, 2011
VIDEO: Workers Face a Shutdown
By Tom Niemisto June 16, 2011
Minnesota 2020 Journal: A Shutdown Ain’t Nothin’ but a Shutdown
By John R. Van Hecke June 10, 2011
Minnesota 2020 Journal: If You Think I’m Cranky Now…
By John R. Van Hecke June 03, 2011
Minnesota 2020 Journal: My Hometown Commencement Address
By John R. Van Hecke May 27, 2011
VIDEO: Workers React to Budget Stalemate
By Tom Niemisto May 26, 2011
Budget Reverses Health Care Gains
By Julie K. Schnell, Minnesota 2020 Contributor May 26, 2011
We are Better Than That
By John Wayne Barker, Guest Commentary May 24, 2011
Tuesday Talk: How will the state budget uncertainty impact you?
By Joe Sheeran May 24, 2011
Tuesday Talk: What cuts/tax increases would you make?
By Joe Sheeran May 17, 2011
Getting What You Pay For: A Case for Balance
By Lee Egerstrom May 17, 2011
Job Creation by the Wealthy Mostly a Myth
By Myles Spicer, Minnesota 2020 Contributor May 09, 2011