Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota tax cuts’

February Forecast Surplus Could Be Illusory

The projected budget surplus for the upcoming FY 2018-19 biennium increased by $250 million to $1.65 billion, based on Minnesota Management & Budget’s (MMB) February forecast, released today. The surplus for FY 2020-21 biennium—the start of which is still 28 months away—increased by $684 million; however, inflation remains the 800-pound gorilla in the room, as…

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Don’t Base Large Tax Cuts on an Uncertain Forecast

The ink was hardly dry on the November 2016 forecast when conservatives started calling for big tax cuts. After all, there is a $1.4 billion surplus projected for the upcoming FY 2018-19 biennium—what better time to go on a tax cutting spree! However, a closer examination of the November forecast indicates that caution is in…

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