Archive for July 2016

A Closer Look at IRS Migration Data

Earlier this year, the conservative Center of the American Experiment (CAE) released a report based on Internal Revenue Service Statistics of Income (SOI) that purported to show significant migration of high income households from Minnesota due to the state’s tax climate. However, a deeper dive into the IRS data finds that the CAE report omitted…

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Mid-Week Reads: European Union and a New Iron Man

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen How to Revive the Promise of a European Union A wave of nativism and isolationism led to Britain’s exit from the EU–and other countries are considering leaving, blaming the Union…

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Minnesota State & Local Revenues About Average

The preceding article in this series demonstrated that in terms of state and local government spending per $1,000 of personal income, Minnesota is slightly below the national average based on fiscal year (FY) 2013 data, ranking 31st among states. An examination of state and local government revenues shows a similar—though not identical—pattern. There are several…

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