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Just In

July 2014

Learning from Other States

The United States of America: one nation but 50 states with distinct histories, cultures, geographies, and governments. Though distinctive, the states share a lot in common and face many of the same challenges. The similarities and differences are of great interest to policymakers in Minnesota and other states as they deal with economic and social issues, craft new laws, and evaluate existing programs and policies.

Which other states are facing the same issues? What have they tried? What has worked and what has failed? How does my state compare to other states? At the Legislative Library we are frequently asked these questions and are always on the lookout for comparative studies.

Some publications, such as CQ’s State Rankings, are statistical in nature and cover a wide range of issues that are presented in 50-state comparative tables. Other reports focus on a specific issue and examine policies in various states; we’ve recently added several such reports to our collection including:

Drug War Détente? A Review of State-Level Drug Law Reform, 2009-2013. Vera Institute of Justice, Center on Sentencing and Corrections, 2014.

Financial Security Scorecard: A State by State Analysis of Economic Pressures Facing Future RetireesNational Institute on Retirement Security, 2014.

The Great Cost Shift Continues: State Higher Education Funding After the Recession. Demos, 2014.

Managing Corrections Costs. National Conference of State Legislatures, 2014.

To see other new comparative reports, look at the list following this essay; one of the subject headings is "State by state comparisons".  The Legislative Library has hundreds of such reports. Many of them can be found in the library's catalog using a subject keyword search of "comparative studies".

Our interest in comparative studies doesn’t stop with reports; we carefully scan our new magazines for articles that discuss state initiatives or that compare the states. The Library’s Inside Issues service, available to legislators and staff, alerts users to articles that match their specific interests; one of the topics is “State by state comparisons”.

If you would like further information on state comparative research or on any other issue, contact a librarian at 651-296-8338, or refdesk@lrl.leg.mn.

 

 

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items going to the main Just In page.

Abortion

Induced Abortions in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2014. HQ767.5.U6 R45 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0639.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 14 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 6 (Minn. Stat. 145.4246)
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 407 Art. 10 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 145.4134)

Agriculture

Dairy Market Statistics, Annual Summary. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. May 2014. Ref HD9275.U3 D315 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Minnesota Agricultural Statistics. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture.  Ref HD1775.M6 M63x 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0495.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Sullivan, Colbey. Short Subjects: Biofuel Use Mandates (Update). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Arts-Economic Aspects

Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (6E) Annual Report. Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (Region 6E). 2014. HT393.M62 S59ax 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0676.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1

Minnesota Film and TV Board FY 2013/2014 ACHF Grant Report. Minn. Film and TV Board. August 2014. PN1995.67.A3 M567 2013/2014 no. 2. Minn. Publication 14-0682.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 6 Art. 4 Sec. 2 Subd. 6

Minnesota History: Building a Legacy: Report to the Governor and the Legislature on Funding for History Programs and Projects Supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Minn. Historical Society. January 2014. F601 .M56 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 14-0671.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 6 Art. 4 Sec. 2 Subd. 5

Banking

Upper Midwest Financial Directory. Accuity. 2014. Ref HG2441.B35 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Biotechnology

Hoffman, William and Leo Furcht. The Biologist's Imagination: Innovation in the Biosciences. Oxford University Press. 2014. RA418.5.M4 H64 2014.

Update on the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics and an Overview of Partnership Expenditures. University of Minnesota; Mayo Foundation. February 14, 2014. TP248.19.M6 M56 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0683.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 99 Art. 1 Sec. 5 Subd. 4(e)

Bonds/Bonding

State of Minnesota General Obligation State Bonds. Minn. Dept. of Finance. October 24, 2013. HG4948.M6 M47 2013 Oct. 24. Minn. Publication 14-0064.

State of Minnesota General Obligation State Bonds. Minn. Dept. of Finance. August 6, 2013. HG4948.M6 M47 2013 Aug. 6. Minn. Publication 14-0065.

Business

Enterprise Minnesota Small Business Growth Acceleration Program. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development.  HD2346.U62 M56 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0675.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 135 Art. 2 Sec. 18 Subd. 6 (Minn. Stat. 116O.115 Subd. 6)

Michael, Joel and Nina Manzi. Short Subjects: Minnesota Angel Investment Credit (Updated). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Children/Youth/Families

Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being. Annie E. Casey Foundation. 2014. Ref HQ792.U6 K53 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Clear Writing

Garner, Bryan A. Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exercises (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing). University of Chicago. 2013. Ref KF250 .G373 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Computers

A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. June 2014. KF1262 .L43 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0678.

Feasibility and Desirability of Entering Into Service-Level Information Technology Agreements Between MN.IT Services and Certain State Entities. Office of MN.IT Services. March 6, 2014. JK6149.A8 F43 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0658.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 10 Art. 4 Sec. 7

Crime & Corrections

Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Corrections. March 2014. KF9750.Z95 I57 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0622.
Mandated by: 2002 Minn. Laws Chap. 268 Sec. 2 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 243.1606 Subd. 3)

License Plate Readers for Law Enforcement: Opportunities and Obstacles. RAND. 2014. HV7936.T4 G54 2014.

Minnesota Crime Information. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. July 1, 2014. Ref HV7273 .A253 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0633.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 299C.18
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Demographics & Population

Brower, Susan. How Demographic Changes are Transforming Minnesota & the Social Service Landscape. Minn. State Demographic Center. March 2013. HB849.44 .B76 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0640.

Disability Issues

Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Minnesota. Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. June 30, 2014. HV2561.M6 O98 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0571.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 3 Sec. 17 (Minn. Stat. 125A.63 Subd. 4(b))

Economic Development

Enterprise Minnesota Small Business Growth Acceleration Program. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development.  HD2346.U62 M56 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0675.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 135 Art. 2 Sec. 18 Subd. 6 (Minn. Stat. 116O.115 Subd. 6)

Education-Higher

Barron's Profiles of American Colleges. Barron's. 2014. Ref L901.P72 2015.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Mettler, Suzanne. Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream. Perseus Books Group. 2014. LC173 .M48 2014.

Getting Financial Aid. College Board Publications. 2014. Ref LB2342 .G48 2015.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Trends in College Pricing. College Board Publications. 2013. Ref LB2342 .T75 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Education-K-12

Larson, Lisa. Short Subjects: Federal Accountability and the No Child Left Behind Act Waiver. House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Larson, Lisa. Short Subjects: State Laws on Teacher Quality and Effectiveness (Update). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Larson, Lisa. Short Subjects: World Language Proficiency for High School Students. House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Technical Manual for Minnesota's Title I and Title III Assessments. Minn. Dept. of Education. April 2014. LB3052.M6 T43 2011/2012. Minn. Publication 14-0679.

Elderly

Annual Quality Improvement Report on the Nursing Home Survey Process. Minn. Dept. of Health. May 2014. RA997.5.M6 A56 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0360.
Mandated by: 2004 Minn. Laws Chap. 247 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 144A.10 Subd. 17)

Environment/Natural Resources

Climate Change Impacts in the United States: U.S. National Climate Assessment. U.S. National Climate Assessment. 2014. 

Nonpoint Priority Funding Plan for Clean Water Implementation Funding. Minn. Board of Water and Soil Resources. June 25, 2014. TD224.M6 N667 2014/2016. Minn. Publication 14-0563.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 137 Art. 2 Sec. 14 (Minn. Stat. 114D.50 Subd. 3a)

Outdoor Heritage Fund Contract Management. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. July 28, 2014. HD3861.U62 M565 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0578.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 6 Art. 1 Sec. 2 Subd. 6(a)

Lueck, April and Scott Niemela. The Condition of Rivers and Streams in Minnesota. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. April 2014. TD367 .C66 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0565.

Ethnic Minorities

Minnesota Family Investment Program: MFIP Performance Measures by Racial/Ethnic or Immigrant Group and County. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. July 2013. HV98.M6 M45 2013 Jan/Mar. Minn. Publication 14-0673.

Minnesota Family Investment Program: MFIP Performance Measures by Racial/Ethnic or Immigrant Group and County. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. February 2014. HV98.M6 M45 2013 Jy/ Sept. Minn. Publication 14-0674.

Report to the Legislature on the Status of Indian Gaming. Office of the Attorney General; Minn. Governor's Office. June 24, 2014. E78.M7 R46 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0638.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 3.9221

Tribal Tobacco Use Project Survey Report. American Indian Community Tobacco Projects. 2013. RA448.5.I5 T75 2013.

Fires and Fire Fighters

Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association Actuarial Valuation. Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association. February 14, 2014. HD7116.F52 B56a 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0471.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association Annual Report. Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association. 2014. HD7116.F52 B56b 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0685.

Fire Safety Account Financial Report. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety.  TH9504.M6 F56 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0632.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 217 Sec. 3 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 299F.012 subd. 3)

Gambling

Minnesota Racing Commission: Oversight of Purse Contributions at Running Aces Harness Park: Special Review. Office of the Legislative Auditor. July 8, 2014. HJ9865 .A27 no. 14-16. Minn. Publication 14-0655.

Report to the Legislature on the Status of Indian Gaming. Office of the Attorney General; Minn. Governor's Office. June 24, 2014. E78.M7 R46 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0638.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 3.9221

Genetics/Genetic Research

Update on the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics and an Overview of Partnership Expenditures. University of Minnesota; Mayo Foundation. February 14, 2014. TP248.19.M6 M56 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0683.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 99 Art. 1 Sec. 5 Subd. 4(e)

Governing/Government-Federal

Federal Yellow Book: Who's Who in Federal Departments and Agencies. Leadership Directories, Inc.. Summer 2014. Ref JK6 .F45 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Micklethwait, John. The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State. The Penguin Press. 2014. D860 .M525 2014.

Governing/Government-Local

Directory of Minnesota Township Officers. Minn. Association of Townships.  Ref JS451.M63 M62x 2014/2015.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Local Government Lobbying Services. Office of the State Auditor. June 23, 2014. JK6174.5 .L64 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0634.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.76

Governing/Government-State

Comprehensive Master Plan. State Capitol Preservation Commission. February 2012. NA4412.M6 C66 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0672.

Shepard, Mark. Executive Branch Advisory Groups (Revised). House Research. July 2014. JK6149.C7 S54 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0654.

Minnesota Historical Society Annual Report. Minn. Historical Society.  F601.M58x 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0670.
Mandated by: 1977 Minn. Laws Chap. 332 Sec. 4

Shepard, Mark. Short Subjects: State Agency Head Salaries (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Shepard, Mark. Short Subjects: State Elected Officials' Compensation (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Government Finance

Capital Budgeting in the States. National Association of State Budget Officers. Spring 2014. HJ2053.A1 C37 2014.

Debt Capacity Forecast. Minn. Management & Budget. February 2014. HJ8365 .D43 2014 Feb.. Minn. Publication 14-0321.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 404 Sec. 28 (Minn. Stat. 16A.105)

Fiscal Survey of States. National Association of State Budget Officers. Spring 2014. Ref HJ275 .N32a 2014 Spring.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Minnesota City Budgets: 2014 Summary Budget Data Together With 2013 Revised Summary Budget Data. Office of the State Auditor. April 14, 2014. HJ9777.M6 M56 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 14-0623.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.75

Sullivan, Colbey and Nina Manzi. Short Subjects: Economic Forecasts, Budget Surpluses, and Budget Shortfalls (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

State of Minnesota General Obligation State Bonds. Minn. Dept. of Finance. October 24, 2013. HG4948.M6 M47 2013 Oct. 24. Minn. Publication 14-0064.

State of Minnesota General Obligation State Bonds. Minn. Dept. of Finance. August 6, 2013. HG4948.M6 M47 2013 Aug. 6. Minn. Publication 14-0065.

Haglund, Rick. State Policies Matter: How Minnesota's Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help it Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States. Michigan Future Inc.. June 2014. HJ278 .H34 2014.

Summary of the Fiscal Actions of the 2014 Legislature. Minn. House of Representatives Fiscal Analysis Department. June 2014. HJ2053.M6 S86 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0659.

Health Care

Administrative Costs at Minnesota Health Plans in 2012. Minn. Dept. of Health. March 2014. HG9397.5.M6 A36 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0566.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 62J.38

Annual Quality Improvement Report on the Nursing Home Survey Process. Minn. Dept. of Health. May 2014. RA997.5.M6 A56 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0360.
Mandated by: 2004 Minn. Laws Chap. 247 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 144A.10 Subd. 17)

Cancer Facts and Figures. American Cancer Society. 2014. Ref RC261.A1 A213 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Community Clinic Grant Program: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 30, 2014. RA447.M6 C63 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0569.
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 1 Sec. 47 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 145.9268)

Medical Education and Research Cost (MERC) Grant Distribution. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 30, 2014. R746.M6 M47 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0570.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 245 Art. 2 Sec. 10 (Minn. Stat. 62J.692 Subd. 5)

Minnesota Health Care Spending and Projections. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 2014. RA410.54.M6 M568 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0656.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 363 Art. 17 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.10 Subd. 3)

Baumgarten, Allan. Minnesota Health Market Review. Allan Baumgarten. June 2014. RA413 .M56 2014 pt. 1.

Report of Loss Ratio Experience in the Individual and Small Employer Health Plan Markets for: Insurance Companies, Nonprofit Health Service Plan Corporations and HMOs (Revised). Minn. Dept. of Commerce. June 2014. HG9397.5 .M6 R456 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0636.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 225 Art. 2 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 62A.021 Subd. 1)

Short Subjects: Direct Care and Treatment. House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Housing & Real Estate

Biggerstaff, Andrew and Deborah Dyson. Short Subjects: Housing Improvement Areas (Revised). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Judicial Administration/Courts

Minnesota Judicial Branch Report to the Community. Minn. State Court Administrator. 2014. KFM5471.O4 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0347.

Who Pays for Justice? Perspectives on State Court System Financing and Governance. RAND. 2014. KF8736 .M34 2014.

Labor & Employment Issues

Benchmarks for Minnesota, CompScope 14th Edition. Workers Compensation Research Institute. October 2013. HD7103.65.U6 M565 2013.

Minimum Wage in Minnesota: Policy Report. Freedom Foundation of Minnesota. April 2013. HD4918.M6 M57 2013.

Shepard, Mark. Short Subjects: Legislative Review of State Employee Collective Bargaining Agreements (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Neumann, Anita. Short Subjects: State Minimum Wage (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Workers' Compensation Program Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Administration. April 2014. JK6160.W6 M55 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0677.

Workers' Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs. National Academy of Social Insurance. August 2013. Ref HD7103.65.U6 W56 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Legislatures

Shepard, Mark. Reports Mandated by the 2014 Legislature. House Research. June 2014. H62.M55x 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0635.

Summary of the Fiscal Actions of the 2014 Legislature. Minn. House of Representatives Fiscal Analysis Department. June 2014. HJ2053.M6 S86 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0659.

Minnesota History

Minnesota Historical Society Annual Report. Minn. Historical Society.  F601.M58x 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0670.
Mandated by: 1977 Minn. Laws Chap. 332 Sec. 4

Minnesota History: Building a Legacy: Report to the Governor and the Legislature on Funding for History Programs and Projects Supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Minn. Historical Society. January 2014. F601 .M56 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 14-0671.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 6 Art. 4 Sec. 2 Subd. 5

Parks and Recreation

Mississippi River Parkway Commission Annual Report. Mississippi River Parkway Commission. July 2014. HE356.G7 M56x 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 14-0573.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 161.1419

Privacy

A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. June 2014. KF1262 .L43 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0678.

License Plate Readers for Law Enforcement: Opportunities and Obstacles. RAND. 2014. HV7936.T4 G54 2014.

Public Employees

Shepard, Mark. Short Subjects: Legislative Review of State Employee Collective Bargaining Agreements (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Public Welfare

Minnesota Family Investment Program: MFIP Performance Measures by Racial/Ethnic or Immigrant Group and County. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. July 2013. HV98.M6 M45 2013 Jan/Mar. Minn. Publication 14-0673.

Minnesota Family Investment Program: MFIP Performance Measures by Racial/Ethnic or Immigrant Group and County. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. February 2014. HV98.M6 M45 2013 Jy/ Sept. Minn. Publication 14-0674.

Regional Governance

Metropolitan Agency Report. Minn. Management & Budget. March 2014. JS451 .M68 M432 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0348.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.143

Metropolitan Livable Communities Annual Report to the Minnesota State Legislature. Metropolitan Council. June 2014. HT168.T9 M48 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0575.
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Art. 1 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 473.25)

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District: 2013 Operational Review and Plans for 2014. Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. 2014. RA640 .M574 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 14-0642.

Retirement Income

Effects of Pension Plan Changes on Retirement Security. Center for State and Local Government Excellence. April 2014. JK2474 .E44 2014.

Rural Issues

State of Rural Minnesota Report. Minn. State University, Mankato. Center for Rural Policy and Development. 2014. HT421 .S73 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0562.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 281 Art. 4 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 116J.421 Subd. 3)

State By State Comparisons

Capital Budgeting in the States. National Association of State Budget Officers. Spring 2014. HJ2053.A1 C37 2014.

Drug War Detente?: A Review of State-level Drug Law Reform, 2009-2013. Vera Institute of Justice. April 2014. KF3890 .S83 2014.

Effects of Pension Plan Changes on Retirement Security. Center for State and Local Government Excellence. April 2014. JK2474 .E44 2014.

Fiscal Survey of States. National Association of State Budget Officers. Spring 2014. Ref HJ275 .N32a 2014 Spring.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

How Does Minnesota Compare?. Minn. Taxpayers Association. September 2013. Ref HJ2385.H68 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being. Annie E. Casey Foundation. 2014. Ref HQ792.U6 K53 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Survey of State and Local Gasoline Taxes (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Tax Rates and Tax Burdens in the District of Columbia: A Nationwide Comparison. Government of the District of Columbia. December 2013. Ref HJ2322.A3 T37 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Workers' Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs. National Academy of Social Insurance. August 2013. Ref HD7103.65.U6 W56 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Substance Abuse

Drug War Detente?: A Review of State-level Drug Law Reform, 2009-2013. Vera Institute of Justice. April 2014. KF3890 .S83 2014.

Tribal Tobacco Use Project Survey Report. American Indian Community Tobacco Projects. 2013. RA448.5.I5 T75 2013.

Taxation

How Does Minnesota Compare?. Minn. Taxpayers Association. September 2013. Ref HJ2385.H68 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Estate and Inheritance Taxation: An Overview of Taxes in the States (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Minnesota Research and Development Tax Credit (Update). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Single Sales Apportionment of Corporate Franchise Tax (Updated). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Survey of State and Local Gasoline Taxes (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Tax Increment Financing (Updated). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: The Minnesota Estate Tax (Updated). House Research. July 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Haglund, Rick. State Policies Matter: How Minnesota's Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help it Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States. Michigan Future Inc.. June 2014. HJ278 .H34 2014.

Tax Rates and Tax Burdens in the District of Columbia: A Nationwide Comparison. Government of the District of Columbia. December 2013. Ref HJ2322.A3 T37 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Transportation

County Screening Board Data. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. October 2013. HE356.M6 M54a 2013 October. Minn. Publication 14-0641.

Southwest Green Line LRT Extension: Municipal Consent Update (MN State Statute 473.3994).. Metropolitan Council. July 10, 2014. HE4491.T92 S685 2014 update. Minn. Publication 14-0657.

Transportation: Moving People and Commerce Where They Want and Need to Go. Center of the American Experiment. 2014. HE213.M6 K53 2014.

Wildlife & Hunting

Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. 2014. SK411 .M555 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0704.

New Periodicals

First Things. 10/year

Page One Economics Newsletter. 9/year
Page One Economics Newsletter are simple, brief essays on current economic topics for the general public, librarians and students.

Canvass, The: States and Election Reform. 10/year
The Canvass, NCSL's elections newsletter, is designed to assemble data, legislative practices, and insight from the 50 states and U.S. territories into an "executive summary" for legislators and key staff.

Mandated Reports

Administrative Costs at Minnesota Health Plans in 2012. Minn. Dept. of Health. March 2014. HG9397.5.M6 A36 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0566.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 62J.38

Annual Quality Improvement Report on the Nursing Home Survey Process. Minn. Dept. of Health. May 2014. RA997.5.M6 A56 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0360.
Mandated by: 2004 Minn. Laws Chap. 247 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 144A.10 Subd. 17)

Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association Actuarial Valuation. Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association. February 14, 2014. HD7116.F52 B56a 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0471.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Community Clinic Grant Program: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 30, 2014. RA447.M6 C63 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0569.
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 1 Sec. 47 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 145.9268)

Debt Capacity Forecast. Minn. Management & Budget. February 2014. HJ8365 .D43 2014 Feb.. Minn. Publication 14-0321.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 404 Sec. 28 (Minn. Stat. 16A.105)

Enterprise Minnesota Small Business Growth Acceleration Program. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development.  HD2346.U62 M56 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0675.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 135 Art. 2 Sec. 18 Subd. 6 (Minn. Stat. 116O.115 Subd. 6)

Feasibility and Desirability of Entering Into Service-Level Information Technology Agreements Between MN.IT Services and Certain State Entities. Office of MN.IT Services. March 6, 2014. JK6149.A8 F43 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0658.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 10 Art. 4 Sec. 7

Fire Safety Account Financial Report. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety.  TH9504.M6 F56 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0632.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 217 Sec. 3 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 299F.012 subd. 3)

Induced Abortions in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2014. HQ767.5.U6 R45 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0639.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 14 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 6 (Minn. Stat. 145.4246)
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 407 Art. 10 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 145.4134)

Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Corrections. March 2014. KF9750.Z95 I57 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0622.
Mandated by: 2002 Minn. Laws Chap. 268 Sec. 2 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 243.1606 Subd. 3)

Local Government Lobbying Services. Office of the State Auditor. June 23, 2014. JK6174.5 .L64 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0634.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.76

Medical Education and Research Cost (MERC) Grant Distribution. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 30, 2014. R746.M6 M47 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0570.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 245 Art. 2 Sec. 10 (Minn. Stat. 62J.692 Subd. 5)

Metropolitan Agency Report. Minn. Management & Budget. March 2014. JS451 .M68 M432 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0348.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.143

Metropolitan Livable Communities Annual Report to the Minnesota State Legislature. Metropolitan Council. June 2014. HT168.T9 M48 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0575.
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Art. 1 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 473.25)

Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (6E) Annual Report. Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (Region 6E). 2014. HT393.M62 S59ax 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0676.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1

Minnesota City Budgets: 2014 Summary Budget Data Together With 2013 Revised Summary Budget Data. Office of the State Auditor. April 14, 2014. HJ9777.M6 M56 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 14-0623.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.75

Minnesota Crime Information. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. July 1, 2014. Ref HV7273 .A253 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0633.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 299C.18
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Minnesota Film and TV Board FY 2013/2014 ACHF Grant Report. Minn. Film and TV Board. August 2014. PN1995.67.A3 M567 2013/2014 no. 2. Minn. Publication 14-0682.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 6 Art. 4 Sec. 2 Subd. 6

Minnesota Health Care Spending and Projections. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 2014. RA410.54.M6 M568 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0656.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 363 Art. 17 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.10 Subd. 3)

Minnesota Historical Society Annual Report. Minn. Historical Society.  F601.M58x 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0670.
Mandated by: 1977 Minn. Laws Chap. 332 Sec. 4

Minnesota History: Building a Legacy: Report to the Governor and the Legislature on Funding for History Programs and Projects Supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Minn. Historical Society. January 2014. F601 .M56 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 14-0671.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 6 Art. 4 Sec. 2 Subd. 5

Mississippi River Parkway Commission Annual Report. Mississippi River Parkway Commission. July 2014. HE356.G7 M56x 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 14-0573.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 161.1419

Nonpoint Priority Funding Plan for Clean Water Implementation Funding. Minn. Board of Water and Soil Resources. June 25, 2014. TD224.M6 N667 2014/2016. Minn. Publication 14-0563.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 137 Art. 2 Sec. 14 (Minn. Stat. 114D.50 Subd. 3a)

Outdoor Heritage Fund Contract Management. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. July 28, 2014. HD3861.U62 M565 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0578.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 6 Art. 1 Sec. 2 Subd. 6(a)

Report of Loss Ratio Experience in the Individual and Small Employer Health Plan Markets for: Insurance Companies, Nonprofit Health Service Plan Corporations and HMOs (Revised). Minn. Dept. of Commerce. June 2014. HG9397.5 .M6 R456 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0636.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 225 Art. 2 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 62A.021 Subd. 1)

Report to the Legislature on the Status of Indian Gaming. Office of the Attorney General; Minn. Governor's Office. June 24, 2014. E78.M7 R46 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0638.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 3.9221

State of Rural Minnesota Report. Minn. State University, Mankato. Center for Rural Policy and Development. 2014. HT421 .S73 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0562.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 281 Art. 4 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 116J.421 Subd. 3)

Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Minnesota. Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. June 30, 2014. HV2561.M6 O98 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0571.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 3 Sec. 17 (Minn. Stat. 125A.63 Subd. 4(b))

Update on the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics and an Overview of Partnership Expenditures. University of Minnesota; Mayo Foundation. February 14, 2014. TP248.19.M6 M56 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0683.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 99 Art. 1 Sec. 5 Subd. 4(e)

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