Posts Tagged ‘state aid to Minnesota counties’

County Expenditures Follow Revenues, Downward

Total Minnesota county expenditures, adjusted for inflation and population growth, have followed county revenues downward over the last ten years. Using data from the 2014 Minnesota County Finances report, published by the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) earlier this year, the first installment in this series explored trends in county revenue from 2005 to…

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County Revenues Have Declined Since 2005

Total revenue of all Minnesota counties is down modestly over the last decade, after adjusting for inflation and growth in the state’s population. The largest portion of this decline is the result of a steep reduction in state aid to counties, which had the predictable outcome of spurring property tax increases. Data used in this…

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