Jun 17, 2013
INSIDE: American Experiment Needed Now More Than Ever|| Perhaps Gov. Dayton and Legislators Should Buy an Inn Up North || Nelson’s Report Debunks the Myth of “Green Jobs” || Kersten’s Testimony Leads to 11th-Hour Defeat of Anti-Bullying Bill || High Taxes Do Drive People Away from Minnesota || Crockett Remains the Voice of the Taxpayer Regarding Public Pensions || Legislators Vote for (Pre)School Vouchers || Interview: Rick Penn || How Government Turns the Learning Curve from Green to Brown
May 9, 2013
Proposals to expand Minnesota’s renewable energy mandates will raise electricity prices on Minnesota families and businesses. If electricity prices increase by a half cent to two cents per kilowatt hour, the loss of Minnesota jobs in just the manufacturing, retail and hospitality sectors will likely amount to 12,000 to 49,000 jobs.
Apr 26, 2013
A new Center of the American Experiment report investigates an important question: Does state tax policy motivate people to leave or avoid Minnesota? Analysis of IRS income migration data reveal clear patterns of movement from Minnesota to lower tax states,which strongly suggest that taxes make a difference in where people and their incomes are moving. The implications for proposals to raise Minnesota tax rates is clear: Higher taxes will likely lead to even more wealth moving to other states.