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Minnesota Senate Introduces Term Limits on Congress Resolution

On February 20th, Senators Draheim, Jensen, Koran, and Rarick introduced SF 3423 calling for Minnesota to participate in a national initiative for the states to propose a congressional term limits amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The effort is being spearheaded by the nonpartisan, nonprofit U.S. Term Limits.

Kendall Qualls 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. house candidate for Minnesota (district 3), Kendall Qualls, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

WIC participation in Minnesota drops 16.1% over 5 years

The number of Minnesota residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 16.1 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

Highest income earners in Minnesota taxed at 10.1% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in Minnesota are taxed at an effective rate of 10.1 percent, compared to the state’s 9.7 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Minneapolis has liabilities equaling $1,900 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Minneapolis ranks 22nd for the state of its finances, having $1,900 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Dave Hughes 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. house candidate for Minnesota (district 7), Dave Hughes, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. .

Erik Mortensen Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Minnesota state house candidate, Erik Mortensen (district 55A), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Minnesota estimated at 34.6%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Minnesota is 34.6 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Minnesota ranks 11th worst in new economic outlook analysis

Minnesota finished 40th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Minnesota ranks 7th worst on corporate tax study

Minnesota finished 44th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Minnesota among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Minnesota was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Minnesota job growth this year projected at 0.7%

Job growth in Minnesota is expected to reach 0.7 percent by the end of 2020, up from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.4 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Minnesota has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Minnesota would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

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).

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