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Let’s make sure successful tax credits reach all struggling workers

Only one group of American workers is pushed deeper into poverty by the federal tax code: 7 million childless workers, including noncustodial parents, with low-wage jobs. Fortunately, strengthening an existing policy would improve this situation. The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is … Continue reading

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Affordable child care, transportation are focal points of Dayton’s tax proposal

We’ve been digging into the details of Governor Dayton’s budget proposal, and I’ve been looking at the tax portion. It follows familiar themes from the Governor’s previous tax efforts: focusing on the concerns of middle-class families and building ladders into … Continue reading

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Tax committees' job creation bills agree on policy, disagree on funding

The legislative tax committees have been working on bills with the intent of supporting job creation. Floor votes on those bills are expected on Monday, March 29, and it’s time to review the various proposals. The Governor’s supplemental budget included … Continue reading

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Tax committees’ job creation bills agree on policy, disagree on funding

The legislative tax committees have been working on bills with the intent of supporting job creation. Floor votes on those bills are expected on Monday, March 29, and it’s time to review the various proposals. The Governor’s supplemental budget included … Continue reading

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In Minnesota, full-time workers of color three times as likely to be poor

Most people believe that full-time work should empower somebody to fill their fridge, fill their gas tank and start putting some money in the bank. That belief is less likely to match reality if you are a worker of color in Minnesota. … Continue reading

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What’s missing in this chart?

It’s time to update a critical support for our state’s poorest kids that has been deteriorating for 30 years: the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). MFIP is intended to help a family meet their basic needs when they’ve fallen on tough times. It supplies a … Continue reading

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Governor Dayton’s 2016 supplemental budget focuses on expanding opportunity, narrowing disparities

Governor Mark Dayton today released his supplemental budget, which focuses on making key investments to expand opportunity in Minnesota. The supplemental budget describes the governor’s proposed changes to the two-year state budget passed last year. He proposes $581 million in net additional general fund … Continue reading

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Policymakers put budget together, but it’s not a done deal

Legislators ended this session with a flurry of late-night conference committees and marathon floor sessions. “Global targets” were established just a few days before session ended, so legislators raced against the clock Monday night to pass budget bills for FY 2016-17. However, policymakers are … Continue reading

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What’s at stake in final budget negotiations: three different approaches to Minnesota’s future

As policymakers work to set the budget for the upcoming FY 2016-17 biennium, they bring very different visions to the table. Governor Mark Dayton proposes to use much of the state’s projected $1.9 billion surplus for expanded educational opportunities, improving … Continue reading

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President Obama’s proposed jobs bill would support jobs, economic growth in Minnesota

The American Jobs Act proposed by President Obama could create or support more than 26,000 jobs and inject at least $1.5 billion into Minnesota, according to estimates by the Obama Administration. Those jobs include teachers, police, firefighters, engineers, construction workers and more. … Continue reading

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