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.
Mar 14, 2013
This report provides vital information to help understand and evaluate state spending. The report highlights the need need for spending restraint, evaluates state spending trends, compares state spending to other state, and estimates would state spending would have been if, in the past, it had been restrained to inflation plus population growth.