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Minnesota ranks 45th in annual tax climate ranking

Minnesota finished 45th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Minnesota

P.J. Fleck, head football coach at the University of Minnesota, earned $3.6 million in 2018, making Fleck the highest-paid public employee in Minnesota last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Minnesota to reach $40.7 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Minnesota arts agencies are projected to reach $40.7 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $7.26 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Minnesota levies a total tax on lodging of 6.9%

Hotel room bills in Minnesota tack on a total state lodging tax of 6.9 percent, the 21st highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

4,466 borrowers in Minnesota filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Minnesota who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 4,466, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$718.7 million in federal research dollars flowed to Minnesota in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Minnesota totaled $718.7 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Minnesota received nearly $13 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $12,960,176 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Minnesota, the ninth highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Minnesota 2-year college students pay $5,440 in tuition and fees

Minnesota two-year colleges charged students $5,440 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the eighth highest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

8 U.S. House members from Minnesota make $174,000 annually

Each of the eight U.S. House of Representatives members representing Minnesota draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Minnesota 4-year university tuitions jumped 35.2% over 15 years

Minnesota four-year public university tuition and fees went from $8,755 in 2004-05 to $11,834 in 2019-20, the 12th smallestincrease among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Minnesota legislators make base salary of $45,000 per year

State lawmakers in Minnesota now draw a base salary of $45,000 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Minnesota community college tuitions jumped 9% over 15 years

Minnesota two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $5,141 in 2004-05 to $5,605 in 2019-20, the second smallest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Minnesota governor makes annual salary of $127,629

The governor of Minnesota now draws a yearly salary of $127,629, the 36th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

Jason Lewis Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises, 2020 U.S. Senate candidate for Minnesota, Jason Lewis, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

NEA estimates Minnesota K-12 schools spent $13.4 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Minnesota spent an estimated $13.4 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 2.3 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Minnesota children in foster care numbered 9,271 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Minnesota at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 9,271, a 3.9 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Minnesota, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Minnesota is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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