…our budget. Yes, just like the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Budget Project also needs to find revenue streams to support our many services…like this blog. So this is where we slip into MPR-style: “if you have appreciated getting quick budget analysis and helpful background information throughout the 2008 Legislative Session, please consider donating to the Minnesota Budget Project.” Unlike MPR, however, we won’t keep asking you all week. This is it.
Seriously, this blog was an experiment. We thought we’d give it a try this session to see if fellow advocates, the media, policymakers (and other great folks) found the information useful. Based on all the extremely positive feedback we’ve received, it seems to have been a great success. And it’s been lots of fun for us, too. Plus, we’ve learned a few things along the way and hope to make it even better next session.
So the blog is here to stay. We are toning it back a bit during the summer, then swinging into full gear as the 2009 Legislative Session approaches. In the meantime, all of us would appreciate it if you would consider making a donation to the Minnesota Budget Project (we are an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and donations are tax-deductible!). You would be supporting our rapid response efforts on the blog, as well as all the other in-depth analysis we provide on state and federal tax and budget issues.