Minnesota’s Constitution imposes some important limitations on a city’s tax power. For several years, the city of St. Paul has imposed a right-of-way assessment on all property owners to fund road...Read full article
He’s wrong on several points, and unhelpful. In “Don’t believe Republicans: MNsure isn’t the problem” (Oct. 19), Gov. Mark Dayton levied a harsh attack on the truthfulness of statement...Read full article
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The Minneapolis City Council recently voted to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. The requirement applies to firms with six or more employees and extends to all employers with ...Read full article
Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate began the 2017 legislative session with a plan to provide immediate and temporary relief to the thousands of Minnesotans who are stuck with outrageous pre...Read full post
Minnesota’s income tax rate on top earners moved up to the third highest rate in the nation for tax year 2016 after the expiration of a temporary tax increase in Hawaii. The third highest rate on to...Read full post
In one of his last official acts, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. As summarized by the Washington Post, the bill “boosts funding for medical research, eases the development and ...Read full post
General Mills, one of Minnesota’s premiere Fortune 500 companies, made the news this week with renewed speculation that the company is ripe for a takeover. According to the Star Tribune, the “Br...Read full post
A forthcoming article in American Experiment’s magazine, Thinking Minnesota, will reveal the grass is growing greener on the other side of Minnesota’s border. For the article, I analyzed job gro...Read full post
Peter Nelson testifies before the MN House Job Growth & Energy Affordability Committee on April 18, 2016 (at 1:07)...
Peter Nelson joins a panel of experts to examines the potential and limits for insurance coverage innovations such as private exchanges, defined contribution payments, and corporate purchaser allianc...