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Driver’s licenses for all would strengthen Minnesota

Minnesota policymakers have an important opportunity in 2023 to expand access to driver’s licenses regardless of immigra...


2023 tax conference committee weighs similarities, differences in House, Senate, Walz tax plans

This year, policymakers are considering transformational changes and long-overdue investments to make Minnesota a state...

Cooperation paves the way for important investments in affordable child care

With a historic surplus of $17.5 billion for FY 2024-25 and $5.4 billion structural balance for FY 2026-27 , Minnesota...

House-Senate conference committee considering investments to expand affordable health care

While the Health and Human Services conference committee is hashing out the specifics, we can likely say the final budget will make important investments that secure expanded access to health care and ensure a better, healthier future for many.

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Tax cuts from unlimited Social Security exemption skewed to higher-income Minnesotans

This issue brief looks at why higher-income Minnesotans are more likely to benefit from unlimited Social Security tax exemption, who benefits from existing exemptions, and how the cost of these tax cuts limits critical investments in public services.

A Minnesota Child Tax Credit would unleash the power of the tax code to fight child poverty

Minnesota should join a growing number of states that have created Child Tax Credits, building on the remarkable success of the expanded federal Child Tax Credit in reducing child poverty and material hardship among families.

Expanding health care options for immigrants benefits us all

Expanding public health insurance eligibility through Medicaid or MinnesotaCare to include undocumented folks will strengthen the health of those individuals and families who would gain coverage, as well as their communities. This brief walks through how this powerful policy tool can create a healthier, more equitable state for all.



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