Read the Full Report Steven F. Hayward is the senior resident scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California at Berkeley and author of the 2011 Almanac of Environmental Trends. P...Read full report
On September 20, 2016 the Center hosted a Dialogue on the Minimum Wage with Minnesota Senator John Marty, Dan McElroy of Hospitality Minnesota, and Dr. Mark Perry, an economics professor at the Univer...Read full report
Edina’s expensive foray into feel-good environmental projects is a case in point. Sunday’s front page featured a story about how Edina and other suburban communities are installing solar proje...Read full article
It draws on research funded by same unions pushing for hike. If a new economic report commissioned by the city of Minneapolis is to be believed, a proposed $15 minimum wage in the city will bring mo...Read full article
Minnesota's business tax climate ranks 46th out of 50 states with high corporate and individual income tax rates the main causes. Incentives make a difference, as Gov. Dayton says. We tax cigarettes t...Read full post
The government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers. In a free economy, consumers should do the picking. ...Read full post
On Sunday, St Paul's mayoral candidates showed a refreshing range of attitudes towards the harmful $15 minimum wage. Some were sensible, some not so sensible. When judging what the candidates say, kee...Read full post
The point of an energy industry is to generate energy, not to generate jobs. And on energy generated per worker, wind does very, very badly indeed. ...Read full post
Minnesota Management and Budget released its October Revenue and Economic Update on Tuesday. They reported below predicted revenues for the state and forecast lower growth nationally....Read full post
Minnesota’s taxes and regulations are hurting small businesses. Minnesota can do better!...
Peter Nelson testifies before the MN House Job Growth & Energy Affordability Committee on April 18, 2016 (at 1:07)...