City of Minneapolis 2016 Policy Positions

Local Government Finance A local government’s main source of revenue is the property tax, as Minnesota has a tax revenue system that centralizes most tax authority, collections and disbursements with the State. Cities may not impose non-property taxes, such as sales taxes, without legislative approval. To compensate for restricting cities’ ability to impose local non-property taxes, and to enable cities with high needs and low property-wealth to provide services at a reasonable tax rate, the State redistributes tax revenue to local government with a complex system of intergovernmental aids and other state-local revenue sharing programs. Ensuring that the state and local fiscal relationship is strong and reliable is critical to being able to provide public services for the residents and visitors who live, work and play in the City of Minneapolis. Minneapolis is supportive of policies that address local government finance, including:

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US–China Strategic Competition The Quest for Global Technological Leadership

whitePaper | November 9, 2019

The underlying driver of the ongoing US–China trade war is a race for global technological dominance. President Trump has raised a number of issues regarding trade with China – including the US’s trade deficit with China and the naming of China as a currency manipulator. But at the heart of the ongoing tariff escalation are China’s policies and practices regarding forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft and non-market distortions.

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The Future of Money and Payments

whitePaper | September 16, 2022

On March 9, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets (Executive Order).1 Section 4(b) of the Executive Order directs the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director of National Intelligence, and the heads of other relevant agencies, to submit to the President a report on the future of money and payment systems. This report reviews the current U.S. system of money and payments, including developments in instant payments and stablecoins. It also describes design choices for a potential U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in the context of public policy considerations related to building the future of money and payments, supporting U.S. global financial leadership, advancing financial inclusion and equity, and minimizing risks.

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A Two-Track Strategy to a Modern Digital Government and Public Sector

whitePaper | May 6, 2021

Government and Public Sector IT leaders are currently faced with the difficult task of balancing the needs of both public servant workers and citizens.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government, January 2020

whitePaper | January 16, 2020

Less than two months before California’s presidential primary, the Democratic primary remains a three-way race between Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren. Most Californians say President Trump should be removed from office and disapprove of his handling of the situation with Iran. These are among the key findings of a statewide survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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Freedom of Information Report: An authority on data protection for local government

whitePaper | March 22, 2021

As our societies become increasingly data-centric; data privacy, security and availability have never been so important. The diverse array of individuals and organisations local councils deal with must interact with each other and look up information in a secure, seamless way. This report, commissioned by Veeam®, will explore the current state of data management, protection, and disaster recovery practices in local councils and outline key learnings and recommendations to enable local governments to deal with their data more effectively.

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A New US Strategy for Economic Competition with China

whitePaper | November 5, 2019

This final report of the Taskforce on Transforming the Economic Dimension of U.S. China Strategy outlines a four-part strategy for an effective U.S. response to the economic challenges presented by China.

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