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October 2015

Budget Tools

Minnesota legislators and legislative staff have a number of tools to help them gauge the financial health of the state. Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) is directed by state law to provide several regular reports about Minnesota's financial health. Economic forecasts are required twice each year. The reports, commonly known as the "November forecast" and "February forecast", are key determinants in the legislative budget process. There are other reports too--due at various points in the fiscal year. Two of them arrived in the Library recently:

The Budget Reserve Report focuses on the health of Minnesota's "rainy day fund."  The fund provides lawmakers with some financial flexibility in dealing with economic volatility.  MMB is required to evaluate the adequacy of the reserve and determine a percentage of the current biennium's general fund non-dedicated revenues recommended as a reserve.

The Minnesota Price of Government Report measures how much Minnesotans pay to state and local governments as a percent of Minnesotans' personal income.  The "price of government" includes the revenue generated by public school districts and all state and local governments.  It "serves as a financial index for the cost of public services in Minnesota." 

Another recently-released report is the 2015 edition of the popular Fiscal Review, produced by Minnesota Senate fiscal analysts.  It's the latest in a series, published since 1975.  House fiscal analysts publish a similar guide. A Summary of the Fiscal Actions of the 2015 Legislature was released this past summer; it has been published annually since 1995.

Contact a librarian at 651-296-8338, or refdesk@lrl.leg.mn, for copies of any of these reports.

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 by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Agriculture

Sullivan, Colbey. A Minnesota Lawmaker's Guide to the Agri-Environmental Policy Landscape. House Research. August 2015. S589.757.M6 M56 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0964.

Directory of Minnesota Organic Farms. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture.  S605.5.D57 2015/2016. Minn. Publication 15-1008.

List of Entities That Received Commissioner's Exemption Under M.S. 500.24. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. September 28, 2015. HD1775.M6 L58 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1007.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 477 Sec. 70 (Minn. Stat. 500.24 Subd. 3)http://www.mda.state.mn.us/news/~/media/Files/news/govrelations/legrpt-comexemp15.pdf

Minnesota Certified Seed Potato Directory. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. 2015. SB211.P8 M63 2015.

Minnesota Grown Directory. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. 2015. HD9003 .M56 2015/2016. Minn. Publication 15-1065.

Sullivan, Colbey and Michael Peterson. The Minnesota Farmer: Demographic Trends and Relevant Laws (Revised). House Research; Minn. State Demographic Center. August 2015. HD8039.F32 U6 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0955.

Arts

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Biennial Plan. Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. 2015. NX742.M6 A773 2016/2017. Minn. Publication 15-1079.

Biennial Regional Arts Council Plan. Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. 2015. NX742.M6 S633 2016/2017. Minn. Publication 15-0823.

Central Minnesota Arts Board Biennial Plan. Central Minnesota Arts Board. 2015. NX742 .M6 C48 2016/2017. Minn. Publication 15-1081.

Final Report to the Minnesota State Arts Board for Fiscal Year .... Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.  NX26.T85 M472 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1076.

Minnesota Film and TV Board FY 2013/2014 ACHF Grant Report. Minn. Film and TV Board. August 1, 2015. PN1995.67.A3 M567 2013/2014 no. 4. Minn. Publication 15-0805.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 6 Art. 4 Sec. 2 Subd. 6http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150805.pdf

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Biennial Plan. Northwest Minnesota Arts Council. 2015. NX742 .M6 N63 2016/2017. Minn. Publication 15-1080.

Biotechnology

The Biobusiness Alliance of Minnesota Final Grant Report. BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. July 31, 2015. HD9999.B443 U62 2015 July. Minn. Publication 15-0821.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150821.pdf

Bonds/Bonding

State of Minnesota General Obligation State Bonds. Minn. Management & Budget. August 5, 2015. HG4948.M6 M47 2015 Aug. 5. Minn. Publication 15-1005.

Building Codes & Construction

High Pressure Boiler Attendance Rule: Legislative Report. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. October 1, 2015. TJ263.5 .H54 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1078.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 305 Sec. 29http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151078.pdf

Business

Cyberstates: The Definitive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Tech Industry. CompTIA. January 2015. HC79.H53 C93 2015.

Children/Youth/Families

Employer's Guide to Minnesota Child Support Laws. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. October 2015. KFM5504.8 .E47 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1017.

Homeless in Minnesota: Youth on Their Own Findings from the 2012 Statewide Study of Homelessness. Wilder Research Center. May 2015. HV4506.M6 H683 2015.

Minnesota's Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Expansion Project Evaluation. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 24, 2015. C15-0045.

Computers & Technology

Cyberstates: The Definitive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Tech Industry. CompTIA. January 2015. HC79.H53 C93 2015.

Crime & Corrections

Criminal Victimization. U.S. Dept. of Justice. August 2015. Ref HV7245 .N375 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision Annual Report. Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision.  HV9278 .I57 2015.

LMCIT Model Use of Body-Worn Cameras Policy. League of Minnesota Cities. June 2015. HV7936.E7 L53 2015.

Minnesota Statewide Probation and Supervised Release Outcomes. Minn. Dept. of Corrections. 2014. HV9278 .M56 2014 (2010 data). Minn. Publication 15-0599.

Use of Body-Worn Cameras. League of Minnesota Cities. June 2015. HV7936.E7 U84 2015.

Demographics & Population

Language Use in the United States: 2011. Census Bureau. August 2013. P377 .S552 2011.

Metropolitan Council's Annual Population Estimates Methodology. Metropolitan Council. May 2015. HA730.T9 T852 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1054.

Twin Cities Region Population and Household Estimates. Metropolitan Council.  HA730.T9 T85 2014. Minn. Publication 15-1053.

Disability Issues

Punelli, Danyell. Minnesota's Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Plan. House Research. September 2015. RA416.5.U62 M6 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0995.

Public Transit and Human Services Transportation Coordination Action Plan: Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Metropolitan Council. February 13, 2013. HE4487.T92 P83 2013. Minn. Publication 15-1013.

Putting the Promise of Olmstead into Practice: Minnesota's Olmstead Plan. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. August 10, 2015. HV1555.M6 M5574 2015 Rev.. Minn. Publication 15-1071.

Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Minnesota. Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. June 30, 2015. HV2561.M6 O98 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0682.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 3 Sec. 17 (Minn. Stat. 125A.63 Subd. 4(b))http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150682.pdf

Economic Development

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission Annual Report. Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (Region 3). 2015. HT393.M62 A77ax 2014. Minn. Publication 15-1118.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151118.pdf

The Biobusiness Alliance of Minnesota Final Grant Report. BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. July 31, 2015. HD9999.B443 U62 2015 July. Minn. Publication 15-0821.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150821.pdf

Education-Higher

Choosing a College: College and University Profiles. Office of Higher Education. 2015. L903.M6 Y68 2015/2016. Minn. Publication 15-1070.

Degree Credit Caps. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. October 2015. LB2381.D44 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1102.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 298 Sec. 19 (Minn. Stat. 136F.301)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151102.pdf

Financial Aid Basics. Office of Higher Education. 2015. LB2337.5.M6 P392 no. 1 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1066.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and MN Dream Act. Office of Higher Education. 2015. LB2337.5.M6 P392 no. 2 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1067.

Grants and Scholarships (Free Money). Office of Higher Education. 2015. LB2337.5.M6 P392 no. 3. Minn. Publication 15-1068.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board Early Separation Incentive (BESI) Payments to Employees Who Terminated in FY 15. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. July 22, 2015. JK6160.P4 M55 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0690.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 169 Art. 6 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 136F.481)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150690.pdf

Short Subjects: Dual Credit Programs for High School Students. House Research. October 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Student Loans and Consumer Protection. Office of Higher Education. 2015. LB2337.5.M6 P392 no. 4 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1069.

Students and Families Need to Know About PSEO: A Report on the State of PSEO Information in Minnesota. Center for School Change. August 2015. LB2331.53 .G87 2015.

Education-K-12

Directory of Member Schools. Minn. State High School League. 2015. LB3605 .D57 2015/2016.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul Community Report Card. Generation Next. 2015. LB2846 .M56 2015.

Official Handbook. Minn. State High School League. 2015. GV346 .M56ax 2015/2016.

Short Subjects: Dual Credit Programs for High School Students. House Research. October 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Students and Families Need to Know About PSEO: A Report on the State of PSEO Information in Minnesota. Center for School Change. August 2015. LB2331.53 .G87 2015.

Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards Manual (UFARS). Minn. Dept. of Education. September 2014. LB2830.25.M6 M56 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1114.

Elderly

Public Transit and Human Services Transportation Coordination Action Plan: Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Metropolitan Council. February 13, 2013. HE4487.T92 P83 2013. Minn. Publication 15-1013.

Elections

Campaign Finance Summary. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. October 2015. JK1991.5.M6 C38 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 15-1012.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 10A.02 Subd. 8 (g)http://www.cfboard.state.mn.us/campfin/Summary/CFS_2013_2014.pdf

Local Impact Note: SF 414 (Sieben): Providing for early voting and money apprioriated. Minn. Management & Budget. April 21, 2015. JF1001 .L634 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1090.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.987)http://www.mn.gov/mmb/images/SF414.pdf

Environment/Natural Resources

Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. September 2015. TC425.R3 D73 2015.

Status and Trends of Wetlands in Minnesota: Depressional Wetland Quality Assessment (2007-2012). Minn. Pollution Control Agency. July 2015. QH87.3 .S73 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1003.

Status and Trends of Wetlands in Minnesota: Vegetation Quality Baseline. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. September 2015. QH87.3 .S732 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1004.

Gambling

Casino City's North American Gaming Almanac. Casino City Press.  Ref GV1301 .C37 2015/2016.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Governing/Government-Federal

Ketcham, Ralph. The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates. Signet Classic. 2003. JK155 .A57 1986.

Howard, Philip K. The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government. W. W. Norton and Company. 2014. KF387 .H69 2014.

Governing/Government-Local

Dalton, Pat and Sean Williams. Grouping Minnesota Cities Using Cluster Analysis. House Research. September 2015. HT123.5.M6 G76 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0971.

Governing/Government-State

Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies. Minn. Secretary of State. October 15, 2015. JK6156 .A56 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1130.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 15.0597 Subd. 7http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151130.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 15.0597 Subd. 3http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151130.pdf

Annual Report Required By Minnesota Statute Sections 8.08 and 8.15 Subdivision 4. Office of the Attorney General. 2015. KFM5827.5 .A8 M562 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1056.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.15 Subd. 4http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151056.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.08http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151056.pdf

Department of Human Rights Semi-Annual Case Management Summary Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Rights. July 2015. JC599.U62 M57 2015 Jan. - June. Minn. Publication 15-0696.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 239 Art. 1 Sec. 15 Subd. 1http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150696.pdf

Financial Audit Division Report: Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor Internal Controls and Compliance Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. October 16, 2015. HJ9865 .A27 no. 15-13. Minn. Publication 15-1131.

Minnesota Administrative Procedure. William Mitchell College of Law. 2014. Online Only.

Howard, Philip K. The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government. W. W. Norton and Company. 2014. KF387 .H69 2014.

Government Finance

Budget Reserve Report. Minn. Management & Budget. September 2015. HJ2053.M6 B85 2015 Sept.. Minn. Publication 15-1011.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 101 Art. 2 Sec. 49 (Minn. Stat. 16A.152 Subd. 8)http://mn.gov/mmb/images/BR-Report-Sept2015.pdf

Michael, Joel. Earmarking State Tax Revenues. House Research. August 2015. HJ2415 .M533 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0881.

Fiscal Review: Minnesota State Senate. Senate Office of Fiscal Policy Analysis. 2015. Ref KFM5407 .M625 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1083.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Marx, Bill. General Fund Revenue and Expenditures Forecasts: Changes from Previous Forecast. Fiscal Analysis Department. September 2015. HJ2053 .M6 G45 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1125.

Local Impact Note: SF 414 (Sieben): Providing for early voting and money apprioriated. Minn. Management & Budget. April 21, 2015. JF1001 .L634 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1090.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.987)http://www.mn.gov/mmb/images/SF414.pdf

Minnesota Price of Government Report. Minn. Management & Budget. September 2015. Ref HJ2053.M6 P72.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.102http://www.mn.gov/mmb/images/2015-eos-pog.pdf
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

State of Minnesota General Obligation State Bonds. Minn. Management & Budget. August 5, 2015. HG4948.M6 M47 2015 Aug. 5. Minn. Publication 15-1005.

Health Care

Human Subject Research Standards. University of Minnesota. October 2015. R853.H8 H86 2015 Oct.. Minn. Publication 15-1009.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 3 Sec. 26http://govrelations.umn.edu/assets/pdf/reports/HSR2015October.pdf

Incorporating Community Health Workers into State Health Care Systems: Options for Policymakers. National Conference of State Legislatures. August 2015. RA446 .B53 2015.

Minnesota Individual State Report: State-Level Field Network Study of the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Brookings Institute; Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. August 2015. RA395.A4 M5673 2015.

Nursing Facility Level of Care Initiative: Preliminary Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. October 2015. RA997.5.M6 N86 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1082.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 108 Art. 7 Sec. 58http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151082.pdf

Housing & Real Estate

Homeless in Minnesota: Youth on Their Own Findings from the 2012 Statewide Study of Homelessness. Wilder Research Center. May 2015. HV4506.M6 H683 2015.

Judicial Administration/Courts

Minnesota Judicial Branch Report to the Community. Minn. State Court Administrator. 2015. KFM5471.O4 2014. Minn. Publication 15-1089.

Labor & Employment Issues

Employer's Guide to Minnesota Child Support Laws. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. October 2015. KFM5504.8 .E47 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1017.

Employment in the Twin Cities Region. Metropolitan Council. September 2011. HD5726.M7 E53 2000/2010. Minn. Publication 15-1112.

Highway Construction Training and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. May 2015. HD8039.R62 U6 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 15-0817.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 70 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 11)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/dbe-program.pdf
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 69 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 10)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/dbe-program.pdf

Workers' Compensation Program Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Administration. July 2015. JK6160.W6 M55 2014. Minn. Publication 15-1006.

Legislatures

Fiscal Review: Minnesota State Senate. Senate Office of Fiscal Policy Analysis. 2015. Ref KFM5407 .M625 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1083.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Liquor Industry & Laws

Summary of State Laws and Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits. Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. September 2014. Ref KF3902 .S85x 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Natural Disasters/Emergency Management

Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. September 2015. TC425.R3 D73 2015.

Parks & Recreation

Appropriations that Finance Operations and Maintenance of Metropolitan Regional Parks System. Metropolitan Council. August 2015. SB482.M62 T97 2016. Minn. Publication 15-0818.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.351 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150818.pdf

Banning State Park Management Plan Amendment: Rock Climbing. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. June 12, 2014. F612.B36 B36 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0959.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/input/mgmtplans/parks/banning_climbing_amendment.pdf

Itasca State Park Management Plan Amendment: Bicycle Trail Improvements. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. July 2015. F612.I8 I84 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0960.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150960.pdf

Lake Bronson State Park Management Plan Amendment: Horse Trails and Staging Area. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. July 2015. F612.L26 L35 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0958.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/input/mgmtplans/parks/lake_bronson_state_park_management_plan_amendment.pdf

Whitewater State Park Management Plan Amendment: Overnight Facility Changes and State Trail Routing. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. June 2015. F612.W54 W45 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0961.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/input/mgmtplans/parks/whitewater_amendment.pdf

Political Parties

Stanley, Harold W. and Richard G. Niemi. Vital Statistics on American Politics. CQ Press. 2015. Ref JK274 .S74 2015/2016.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Politics/Public Policy

Stanley, Harold W. and Richard G. Niemi. Vital Statistics on American Politics. CQ Press. 2015. Ref JK274 .S74 2015/2016.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Public Employees

Crockett, Kim. Pensions 2015: Keeping the Promise: Securing Retirement Benefits for Current and Future Public Employees. Center of the American Experiment. August 2015. JK6160.P4 C76 2015.

Public Records/Data Practices Act

LMCIT Model Use of Body-Worn Cameras Policy. League of Minnesota Cities. June 2015. HV7936.E7 L53 2015.

Use of Body-Worn Cameras. League of Minnesota Cities. June 2015. HV7936.E7 U84 2015.

Race & Ethnicity

Department of Human Rights Semi-Annual Case Management Summary Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Rights. July 2015. JC599.U62 M57 2015 Jan. - June. Minn. Publication 15-0696.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 239 Art. 1 Sec. 15 Subd. 1http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150696.pdf

Retirement Income

Crockett, Kim. Pensions 2015: Keeping the Promise: Securing Retirement Benefits for Current and Future Public Employees. Center of the American Experiment. August 2015. JK6160.P4 C76 2015.

SSI Recipients by State and County. Social Security Administration. October 2015. Ref HD7123 .S86 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Sports Teams/Stadiums

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Minn. Sports Facilities Authority. 2015. GV431.M56 M565 2014. Minn. Publication 15-1103.

Progress Report to the Legislature: Studying the Viability of Joint Governance of the Xcel Energy Center and the Target Center. Minn. Dept. of Administration.  GV417.T95 P76 2014. Minn. Publication 15-1087.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 143 Art. 4 Sec. 39 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151087.pdf

State By State Comparisons

Comparison of Individual Income Tax Burdens by State. Minn. Center for Fiscal Excellence. October 2015. HJ4655 .A1 C66 2015.

Cyberstates: The Definitive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Tech Industry. CompTIA. January 2015. HC79.H53 C93 2015.

Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision Annual Report. Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision.  HV9278 .I57 2015.

Issue Brief: How Progressive Can We Be? Minnesota's Individual Income Tax Rankings and Potential Policy Implications. Minn. Center for Fiscal Excellence. October 2015. HJ4655.M62 H62 2015.

Summary of State Laws and Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits. Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. September 2014. Ref KF3902 .S85x 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Taxation

Comparison of Individual Income Tax Burdens by State. Minn. Center for Fiscal Excellence. October 2015. HJ4655 .A1 C66 2015.

Issue Brief: How Progressive Can We Be? Minnesota's Individual Income Tax Rankings and Potential Policy Implications. Minn. Center for Fiscal Excellence. October 2015. HJ4655.M62 H62 2015.

Transportation

Highway Construction Training and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. May 2015. HD8039.R62 U6 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 15-0817.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 70 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 11)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/dbe-program.pdf
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 69 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 10)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/dbe-program.pdf

Public Transit and Human Services Transportation Coordination Action Plan: Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Metropolitan Council. February 13, 2013. HE4487.T92 P83 2013. Minn. Publication 15-1013.

Railroad Yard Lighting Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. August 2015. TF305 .R35 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0816.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 312 Art. 11 Sec. 27 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 219.375 Subd. 4)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150816.pdf

Report from the Advisory Committee on Non-Motorized Transportation. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. March 2015. HE5738.M6 M562 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0569.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 350 Art. 1 Sec. 69 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 174.37 Subd. 4)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/nonmotorized.pdf

Report on the Taxpayers' Transportation Accountability Act. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. September 2015. TE24.M6 R47 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0829.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 16 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 161.3203 Subd. 4)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/TTAA_2015.pdf

Southwest Green Line LRT Extension: 60% Submission. Metropolitan Council. September 28, 2015. HE4491.T92 S6853 2015 (DVD). Minn. Publication 15-1010.

US Highway 53 Virginia to Eveleth: Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. September 2015. TE24.M6 U82 2015.

Ward's Motor Vehicle Facts and Figures. . 2015. Ref HD9710.U5.M63a 2015.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Urban Issues

Employment in the Twin Cities Region. Metropolitan Council. September 2011. HD5726.M7 E53 2000/2010. Minn. Publication 15-1112.

Dalton, Pat andSean Williams. Grouping Minnesota Cities Using Cluster Analysis. House Research. September 2015. HT123.5.M6 G76 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0971.

Veterans/Military Issues

Annual Report: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Minn. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  UB358.M6 A32 2013. Minn. Publication 15-0570.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 196.06http://mn.gov/mdva/images/MDVAAnnualReport2013.pdf

Mandated Reports

Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies. Minn. Secretary of State. October 15, 2015. JK6156 .A56 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1130.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 15.0597 Subd. 7http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151130.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 15.0597 Subd. 3http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151130.pdf

Annual Report Required By Minnesota Statute Sections 8.08 and 8.15 Subdivision 4. Office of the Attorney General. 2015. KFM5827.5 .A8 M562 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1056.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.15 Subd. 4http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151056.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.08http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151056.pdf

Annual Report: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Minn. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  UB358.M6 A32 2013. Minn. Publication 15-0570.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 196.06http://mn.gov/mdva/images/MDVAAnnualReport2013.pdf

Appropriations that Finance Operations and Maintenance of Metropolitan Regional Parks System. Metropolitan Council. August 2015. SB482.M62 T97 2016. Minn. Publication 15-0818.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.351 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150818.pdf

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission Annual Report. Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (Region 3). 2015. HT393.M62 A77ax 2014. Minn. Publication 15-1118.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151118.pdf

Banning State Park Management Plan Amendment: Rock Climbing. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. June 12, 2014. F612.B36 B36 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0959.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/input/mgmtplans/parks/banning_climbing_amendment.pdf

Budget Reserve Report. Minn. Management & Budget. September 2015. HJ2053.M6 B85 2015 Sept.. Minn. Publication 15-1011.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 101 Art. 2 Sec. 49 (Minn. Stat. 16A.152 Subd. 8)http://mn.gov/mmb/images/BR-Report-Sept2015.pdf

Campaign Finance Summary. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. October 2015. JK1991.5.M6 C38 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 15-1012.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 10A.02 Subd. 8 (g)http://www.cfboard.state.mn.us/campfin/Summary/CFS_2013_2014.pdf

Degree Credit Caps. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. October 2015. LB2381.D44 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1102.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 298 Sec. 19 (Minn. Stat. 136F.301)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151102.pdf

Department of Human Rights Semi-Annual Case Management Summary Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Rights. July 2015. JC599.U62 M57 2015 Jan. - June. Minn. Publication 15-0696.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 239 Art. 1 Sec. 15 Subd. 1http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150696.pdf

High Pressure Boiler Attendance Rule: Legislative Report. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. October 1, 2015. TJ263.5 .H54 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1078.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 305 Sec. 29http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151078.pdf

Highway Construction Training and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. May 2015. HD8039.R62 U6 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 15-0817.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 70 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 11)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/dbe-program.pdf
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 69 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 10)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/dbe-program.pdf

Human Subject Research Standards. University of Minnesota. October 2015. R853.H8 H86 2015 Oct.. Minn. Publication 15-1009.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 3 Sec. 26http://govrelations.umn.edu/assets/pdf/reports/HSR2015October.pdf

Itasca State Park Management Plan Amendment: Bicycle Trail Improvements. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. July 2015. F612.I8 I84 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0960.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150960.pdf

Lake Bronson State Park Management Plan Amendment: Horse Trails and Staging Area. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. July 2015. F612.L26 L35 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0958.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/input/mgmtplans/parks/lake_bronson_state_park_management_plan_amendment.pdf

List of Entities That Received Commissioner's Exemption Under M.S. 500.24. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. September 28, 2015. HD1775.M6 L58 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1007.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 477 Sec. 70 (Minn. Stat. 500.24 Subd. 3)http://www.mda.state.mn.us/news/~/media/Files/news/govrelations/legrpt-comexemp15.pdf

Local Impact Note: SF 414 (Sieben): Providing for early voting and money apprioriated. Minn. Management & Budget. April 21, 2015. JF1001 .L634 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1090.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Art. 11 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 3.987)http://www.mn.gov/mmb/images/SF414.pdf

Minnesota Film and TV Board FY 2013/2014 ACHF Grant Report. Minn. Film and TV Board. August 1, 2015. PN1995.67.A3 M567 2013/2014 no. 4. Minn. Publication 15-0805.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 6 Art. 4 Sec. 2 Subd. 6http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150805.pdf

Minnesota Price of Government Report. Minn. Management & Budget. September 2015. Ref HJ2053.M6 P72.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.102http://www.mn.gov/mmb/images/2015-eos-pog.pdf
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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board Early Separation Incentive (BESI) Payments to Employees Who Terminated in FY 15. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. July 22, 2015. JK6160.P4 M55 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0690.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 169 Art. 6 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 136F.481)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150690.pdf

Nursing Facility Level of Care Initiative: Preliminary Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. October 2015. RA997.5.M6 N86 2015. Minn. Publication 15-1082.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 108 Art. 7 Sec. 58http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151082.pdf

Progress Report to the Legislature: Studying the Viability of Joint Governance of the Xcel Energy Center and the Target Center. Minn. Dept. of Administration.  GV417.T95 P76 2014. Minn. Publication 15-1087.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 143 Art. 4 Sec. 39 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/151087.pdf

Railroad Yard Lighting Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. August 2015. TF305 .R35 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0816.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 312 Art. 11 Sec. 27 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 219.375 Subd. 4)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150816.pdf

Report from the Advisory Committee on Non-Motorized Transportation. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. March 2015. HE5738.M6 M562 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0569.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 350 Art. 1 Sec. 69 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 174.37 Subd. 4)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/nonmotorized.pdf

Report on the Taxpayers' Transportation Accountability Act. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. September 2015. TE24.M6 R47 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0829.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 16 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 161.3203 Subd. 4)http://www.dot.state.mn.us/govrel/reports/2015/TTAA_2015.pdf

Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Minnesota. Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. June 30, 2015. HV2561.M6 O98 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0682.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 3 Sec. 17 (Minn. Stat. 125A.63 Subd. 4(b))http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150682.pdf

The Biobusiness Alliance of Minnesota Final Grant Report. BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. July 31, 2015. HD9999.B443 U62 2015 July. Minn. Publication 15-0821.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150821.pdf

Whitewater State Park Management Plan Amendment: Overnight Facility Changes and State Trail Routing. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. June 2015. F612.W54 W45 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0961.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 86A.09 Subd. 1http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/input/mgmtplans/parks/whitewater_amendment.pdf