Delivering higher value to taxpayers.

We need to get better results for every tax dollar we spend.

BUDGET Our state budget should be determined by the priorities of its citizens. Yet that’s not the way it works. Every new budget needs to focus on achieving better results for every tax dollar we spend. Authors: Peter Nelson, director of public policy, the Center of the American Experiment: King Banaian, professor, St. Cloud State University.

About the Authors

Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson is the Director of Public Policy for Center of the American Experiment. He spends most of his time researching and writing on a range of policy issues.  Peter regularly consults with state policy makers, as well as contributing commentaries to the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, and other local newspapers across Minnesota.  Peter received his B.A. in economics from Wheaton College and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School where he was a member of the Minnesota Law Review.

 

King Banaian

King Banaian

King Banaian is a professor in the Economics Department at St. Cloud State University. He has consulted at the central banks of Ukraine, Egypt, and Macedonia and the ministries of finance of Indonesia, Macedonia, and Armenia.  He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010.  He is also host of the King Banaian Show of the Northern Alliance Radio Network. King received his B.A. degree from St. Anselm College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate School.