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Closing Minnesota 2020: A Farewell from John Van Hecke

Minnesota 2020 moved Minnesota’s public policy debate forward for seven and a half years, from 2007-2014. Hundreds of volunteer writers, researchers and activists helped millions of Minnesotans focus on what really matters: education, healthcare, transportation and economic development. As a result, 2014 Minnesota looks different and better than 2007 Minnesota. Conservative “no new taxes” policies were all the rage. Implementing those policies carried consequences. By 2007, Minnesota’s roads and bridge infrastructure were rapidly crumbling and, in the tragic case of the I-35W bridge, literally falling apart. Minnesota’s…

Valuing the Whole Child: Education Beyond Test Scores

The Pawlenty era was a tough time for Minnesota school districts, who saw state education aid stagnate or shrink in the face of inflation. Many communities proved how much they value their school systems by agreeing to take on higher property tax burdens so that their schools could make up the difference ...

Delivering Dollars: 2014 Homeowner Property Tax Report

In 2014, Minnesota homeowners will experience the largest property tax reduction in twelve years and will begin to benefit from the most significant reform of homestead taxation in at least three decades.

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Uneven Recovery: A Look Back at Minnesota’s Housing Crisis

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