Posts by Katie Hatt

Our Top Takeaways from the 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session

The Minnesota House and Senate adjourned late Sunday night, and brought the 2018 legislative session to a close. With Governor Mark Dayton likely to follow through on threats to veto key pieces of legislation, the complete book on the session is still being written.   Here are quick takes from North Star’s three policy experts…

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No Pension, No Security: Abandoning Defined Benefits is Both an Over Reaction and Bad Public Policy

Note: This article first appeared in Citizens League Voice magazine. Remember the Chicken Little fable? Just like the chicken who believed the world was coming to an end, some politicians and researchers are provoking unreasonable fear about the health of Minnesota’s public pension funds. Teachers and government workers have deferred their wages for a guaranteed…

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