There is An Alternative to the Health Care Provider Tax; A Sugar Tax

Minnesota Report As we listen to the debate of whether the state should continue the Health Care Providers Tax, we keep hearing the argument because there is nothing else. This is not true. We have discussed the idea of a tax on sugar on high fructose-based products....

Pace Quickening in the State House

Minnesota Report Starting Monday, the House Ways and Means Committee will be acting on many of the Omnibus bills. The agenda for the forthcoming meetings shows intended action starting with HF2400 the Omnibus E-12 Finance bill and ending with HF2125 Tax Conformity. ...

Walz’ 2019 State of the State Address With Reaction from Gazelka

Minnesota Report Last night, Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) took an unprecedented move and delivered a State of the State Address during his first year in office and without the use of a teleprompter or fully written text. He told people he wanted to deliver his message...

Senate Republican Budget Targets 2020-21

Minnesota Report Yesterday, the final leg of the tripartite Proposed Budget Stool was released by the Republican Senate Majority.  In their Proposed Budget Targets, they clearly are holding the line on any spending that exceeds a basic increase by the rate of...

House Puts Its Targets, Forward

Minnesota Report 2:40 p.m. Update: The House just released a Governor and House comparison. 2019 Budget House-Gov spending & revenue comparisons_1 Yesterday, the Minnesota House Majority put forward their 2020-21 Budget Targets. House Speaker Melissa Hortman...

Walz Pairs Back His Budget By Five Percent

Minnesota Report On Friday, Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) met with reporters to field questions after unveiling his newly revised budget in a reflection of the February Revenue Forecast, which projected $492 million less in revenue for 2019-20. The revised budget called...