About Government Spending and Taxes, We Say: "KNOW" MORE!
When it comes to government, no news might be bad news. So order these MTA publications and join the growing debate on public priorities and how to finance them.
- Application for membership [request]
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- Understanding Your Property Taxes [order]
This award-winning 38-page booklet explains the property tax system and provides the latest comparative data on local government spending.
- How Does Minnesota Compare? [order]
A pocket-size booklet ranking Minnesota taxes and spending against the other 49 states. Historical rankings are also available on this site.
- The Green Book [order]
An exhaustive fact book (upwards of 150 pages) containing economic and fiscal data relevant to most public finance debates.
- Income Tax Burden Comparison Study [order]
A comprehensive comparison of income tax burdens for 10 income groups and three filer types for the 42 states with significant income taxes. Two separate reports.
- Homestead Property Tax Review [order]
A comparison of homestead property taxes in various Minnesota, and selected Wisconsin cities. (Prepared in cooperation with the Citizens' League).
- 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study [order]
An award-winning 50-page comparison report of property tax burdens across the United States.
- Understanding Education Finance [order]
Provides a broad overview of K-12 education finance under Minnesota's system.
- The Fiscal Implications of Prevailing Wage Law on Minnesota School Districts [order]
MTA's 14-page report provides estimates of the fiscal impact on school construction projects of extending Minnesota's prevailing wage law to school districts.
- Minnesota Electric and Gas Property Tax Disparities and Competition in the Utility Industry [order]
As deregulation of state energy suppliers is increasing, MTA analyzes the disparities in property tax rates in the electric and natural gas industries, and the effects utility deregulation may have on companies in these industries.