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Nan Madden

Nan Madden

Nan Madden has been director of the Minnesota Budget Project since 1999. Her work combines technical expertise of Minnesota tax policy with a drive to ensure everyday Minnesotans have a voice in the policy decisions being made at the Capitol.

COMMENTARY

Congress must raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for Build Back Better | Opinion

By: - November 10, 2021

Over the last 18 months of pandemic and economic disruption, we’ve seen the hardships people face when they don’t have what they need to get by when illness or job loss strikes. And we’ve also seen how bold, smart policies can ensure everyday people and their families can put food on their tables and keep […]

COMMENTARY

Memo to Washington: We need another COVID-19 relief bill — now

By: - September 7, 2020

What are they waiting for? Back in the spring, federal policymakers acted quickly to address the emerging pandemic and economic disruption. Among various measures taken, they expanded unemployment insurance to respond to the record number of people out of work. They boosted federal dollars for affordable health care through Medicaid, and provided some modest funding […]

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Policy responses to COVID-19 should be rooted in equity

By: and - April 3, 2020

Just a few weeks ago, you might have gone out to dinner with a friend or caught the newest blockbuster at the movie theater. But across the state, nation, and world, the way people live their daily lives has radically changed as we take important public health measures to socially distance and keep at bay […]