Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Minnesota's MiracleLearning from the Government That Worked$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tom Berg

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680528

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680528.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MINNESOTA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.minnesota.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MNSO for personal use.date: 16 May 2022

Legislating a Miracle

Legislating a Miracle

(p.31) Chapter 4 Legislating a Miracle
Minnesota's Miracle

Tom Berg

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter details the fundamental aspects involved in the historic 1971 session that changed Minnesota’s fiscal policy. It took the actions of a firm governor, compromise, bipartisan support, and the longest special session in the state’s history to complete a revision that served Minnesota’s schoolchildren well for years. The restructuring of the state’s fiscal policy involved amendments to the taxes and revenue distribution, repealing of the existing abortion law, establishment of a housing policy, election of the Board of Regents, and formulation of the so-called “legislative days.” The latter part of the chapter discusses how the judicial branch participated in the reapportionment of the legislature.

Keywords:   fiscal policy, 1971 special sessions, taxes, revenue distribution, Minnesota abortion law, housing policy, Board of Regents, legislative days, reapportionment

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.