Fiscal

New Year’s resolutions for state lawmakers

The Minnesota Business Partnership’s Charlie Weaver suggests some New Year’s resolutions for state lawmakers in a Star Tribune commentary: The 2016 session left major issues unresolved, including a transportation funding package, a bonding bill, and a tax bill that provided relief for individuals and businesses. In 2017, legislators and the Continue Reading...

Minnesota Business Partnership releases Blueprint for Reform

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today released its annual Blueprint for Reform, a set of policy recommendations for state legislators to consider in the 2017 legislative session. The recommendations represent the collective thinking of MBP’s CEO-led policy committees and are aimed at achieving the following: Creating a tax Continue Reading...

Business Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Address Transportation Needs, Tax Relief with Budget Surplus

Minneapolis – Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) today released a fiscal forecast showing a projected state budget surplus of $900 million. Lawmakers will discuss how to use the surplus when the legislative session convenes March 8. “Today’s fiscal forecast showing a projected $900 million surplus provides lawmakers an opportunity to Continue Reading...