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Agriculture
Criminal Justice
Economic Development
Education, K-12 and Preschool
Education, Postsecondary
Energy
Environment and Natural Resources
Financial Institutions, Insurance, and Regulated Industries
Government Operations
Health
Human Rights
Human Services
Housing and Local Government
Jobs and Training
Labor
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Miscellaneous
Pensions and Retirement
Performance Budgeting and Reporting
Taxes
Transportation

Agriculture

Minnesota's Agricultural Commodities Promotion Councils, March 1979 (79-02)
Farm Interest Buydown Program, January 1988 (88-02)
Ethanol Programs, February 1997 (97-04)
Animal Feedlot Regulation, January 1999 (99-04)
Pesticide Regulation, March 2006
“Green Acres” and Agricultural Land Preservation Programs, February 2008
Biofuel Policies and Programs, April 2009
Agricultural Commodity Councils, March 2014

Criminal Justice

Construction Cost Overrun at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Oak Park Heights, April 1981 (81-08)
Sentencing and Correctional Policy, June 1991 (91-07)
Public Defender System, February 1992 (92-03)
Public Defender System, Update, December 1993 (93-07)
Psychopathic Personality Commitment Law, February 1994 (94-03)
Recidivism of Adult Felons, January 1997 (97-01)
Sex Offender Treatment Programs, July 1994 (94-07)
Residential Facilities for Juvenile Offenders, February 1995 (95-01)
Guardians Ad Litem, February 1995 (95-03)
Funding for Probation Services, January 1996 (96-01)
Non-Felony Prosecution: A Best Practices Review, April 1997 (97-07)
District Courts, January 2001 (01-02)
Chronic Offenders, February 2001 (01-05)
CriMNet, March 2004 (04-05)
Community Supervision of Sex Offenders, January 2005 (05-03)
Substance Abuse Treatment, February 2006
MINNCOR Industries, February 2009
Public Defender System, February 2010
Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders, March 2011
Law Enforcement’s Use of State Databases, February 2013
Health Services in State Correctional Facilities, February 2014

Economic Development

Economic Development, March 1985 (85-04)
Tax Increment Financing, January 1986 (86-02)
Greater Minnesota Corporation: Organizational Structure and Accountability, March 1991 (91-05)
Tax Increment Financing, March 1996 (96-06)
Tax Increment Financing-Supplementary Report, March 1996 (96-06a)
State Grant and Loan Programs for Businesses, February 1996 (96-04)

Education, K-12 and Preschool

Department of Education Information System, March 1982 (82-03)
Special Education, February 1984 (84-03)
Minnesota State High School League, December 1987 (87-06)
Trends in Education Expenditures, March 1988 (88-05)
High School Education, December 1988 (88-09)
High School Education: Report Summary, December 1988 (88-10)
School District Spending, February 1990 (90-03)
Teacher Compensation, January 1991 (91-03)
Minnesota State High School League Update, June 1991 (91-08)
School District Financial Reporting, Update, June 1993 (93-06)
Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program, March 1996 (96-05)
Special Education, January 1997 (97-03)
Remedial Education, January 1998 (98-02)
Minnesota State High School League, June 1998 (98-07)
School District Finances, February 2000 (00-04)
Preventive Maintenance for Local Government Buildings: A Best Practices Review, April 2000 (00-06)
Early Childhood Education Programs, January 2001 (01-01)
Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Summary of Major Studies, March 2002 (02-07)
Charter School Financial Accountability, June 2003 (03-06)
No Child Left Behind (04-04)
School District Integration Revenue (2005)
School District Student Transportation (2008)
Charter Schools, June 2008
Q Comp: Quality Compensation for Teachers, February 2009
Alternative Education Programs, February 2010
K-12 Online Learning, September 2011
Special Education, March 2013

Education, Postsecondary

Post-Secondary Vocational Education at Minnesota's Area Vocational-Technical Institutes, February 1983 (83-02)
Post-Secondary Vocational Education: Follow-Up Study, March 1985 (85-05)
Remodeling of University of Minnesota President's House and Office, March 1988 (88-06)
University of Minnesota Physical Plant, August 1988 (88-07)
University of Minnesota Physical Plant Operations: A Follow-Up Review, July 1991 (91-09)
Higher Education Administrative and Student Services Spending: Technical Colleges, Community Colleges, and State Universities, March 1992 (92-04)
University of Minnesota Supercomputing Services, October 1992 (92-06)
Higher Education Programs, February 1993 (93-03)
Higher Education Tuition and State Grants, February 1994 (94-04)
Minnesota Supercomputer Center, June 1994 (94-06)
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program, March 1996 (96-05)
The MnSCU Merger, August 2000 (00-07)
Higher Education Tuition Reciprocity (03-08)
Compensation at the University of Minnesota (04-02)
MnSCU Occupational Programs, March 2009
MnSCU System Office, February 2010
Preventive Maintenance for University of Minnesota Buildings, June 2012

Energy

Energy Conservation Improvement Program, January 2005 (05-04)
Biofuel Policies and Programs, April 2009
Renewable Energy Development Fund, October 2010

Environment and Natural Resources

State Timber Sales, February 1982 (82-02)
State Mineral Leasing, June 1982 (82-06)
State Land Acquisition and Disposal, March 1983 (83-04)
The State Land Exchange Program, July 1983 (83-05)
Energy Assistance and Weatherization, January 1985 (85-01)
Fish Management, February 1986 (86-03)
Water Quality Monitoring, February 1987 (87-02)
Pollution Control Agency, January 1991 (91-01)
Game and Fish Fund, March 1991 (91-04)
Petrofund Reimbursement for Leaking Storage Tanks, January 1993 (93-01)
Game and Fish Fund Special Stamps and Surcharges, Update, January 1994 (94-01)
School Trust Land, March 1998 (98-05)
Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, January 1999 (99-03)
Animal Feedlot Regulation, January 1999 (99-04)
Counties’ Use of Administrative Penalties for Solid and Hazardous Waste Violations, February 1999 (99-06)
State Park Management, January 2000 (00-02)
Recycling and Waste Reduction, January 2002 (02-01)
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Funding, January 2002 (02-02)
Water Quality: Permitting and Compliance Monitoring, January 2002 (02-03)
State-Funded Trails for Motorized Recreation, January 2003 (03-01)
Energy Conservation Improvement Program, January 2005 (05-04)
Watershed Management, January 2007
Natural Resource Land, March 2010
Environmental Review and Permitting, March 2011
Conservation Easements, February 2013
Sustainable Forest Incentive Program, November 2013

Financial Institutions, Insurance, and Regulated Industries

Liquor Control, April 1979 (79-03)
Liquor Control, August 1978
Board of Electricity, January 1980 (80-01)
Department of Public Service, April 1979 (79-04)
Insurance Regulation, January 1986 (86-01)
Animal Feedlot Regulation, January 1999 (99-04)
Occupational Regulation, February 1999 (99-05)
Energy Conservation Improvement Program, January 2005 (05-04)
Liquor Regulation, March 2006

Government Operations

Department of Personnel, August 1978 (78-04)
Department of Personnel: Follow-up Study, June 1979 (79-07)
Information Services Bureau, February 1980 (80-03)
State Designer Selection Board, February 1981 (81-04)
Construction Cost Overrun at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Oak Park Heights, April 1981 (81-08)
State Office Space Management and Leasing, November 1981 (81-10)
State Purchasing, April 1982 (82-04)
State Contracting for Professional/Technical Services, February 1992 (92-02)
Administrative Rule Making, March 1993 (93-04)
State Employee Training: A Best Practices Review, April 1995 (95-05)
Statewide Systems Project, February 1997 (97-05)
State Building Maintenance, February 1998 (98-03)
9-1-1 Dispatching, March 1998 (98-06)
State Building Code, January (99-01)
Fire Services, A Best Practices Review, April (99-07)
State Mandates on Local Governments, January 2000 (00-01)
State Employee Compensation, February 2000 (00-05)
Preventive Maintenance for Local Government Buildings: A Best Practices Review, April 2000 (00-06)
State Archaeologist, April 2001 (01-06)
State Employee Health Insurance, February 2002 (02-06)
Local E-Government, April 2002 (02-08)
Managing Local Government Computer Systems, April 2002 (02-09)
Professional/Technical Contracting, January 2003 (03-02)
State Grants to Nonprofit Organizations, January 2007
County Veterans Service Offices, January 2008
Capitol Complex Security, May 2009
Fiscal Notes, February 2012
Helping Communities Recover from Natural Disasters, March 2012
Councils on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Black Minnesotans, Chicano/Latino People,
and Indian Affairs, March 2014

Health

Hospital Regulation, February 1981 (81-02)
Health Plan Regulation, February 1988 (88-04)
Health Care Administrative Costs, February 1995 (95-02)
Occupational Regulation, February 1999 (99-05)
Insurance for Behavioral Health, February 2001 (01-04)
MinnesotaCare, January 2003 (03-03)
Follow-up Review: MinnesotaCare Eligibility Determination, April 2007
Financial Management of Health Care Programs, February 2008

Human Rights

Procurement Set-Asides, February 1982 (82-01)
Department of Human Rights, January 1981 (81-01)
Department of Human Rights: Follow-up Study, August 1983 (83-06)
Procurement Set-Asides: Follow-Up Study, April 1985 (85-07)
Department of Human Rights, January 1996 (96-02)

Human Services

Regulation and Control of Human Service Facilities, February 1977 (77-01)
State-sponsored Chemical Dependency Programs, February 1979 (79-01)
Nursing Home Rates, May 1979 (79-06)
State-sponsored Chemical Dependency Programs: Follow-up Study, April 1981 (81-07)
Minnesota Braille and Sight-Saving School and Minnesota School for the Deaf, January 1984 (84-01)
The Administration of Minnesota's Medical Assistance Program, March 1984 (84-02)
State Human Service Block Grants, June 1984 (84-05)
Aid to Families with Dependent Children, January 1987 (87-01)
Financing County Human Services, February 1987 (87-03)
Medicaid: Prepayment and Postpayment Review - Follow-Up, August 1988 (88-08)
Access to Medicaid Services, February 1989 (89-02)
Use of Public Assistance Programs by AFDC Recipients, February 1989 (89-03)
Nursing Homes: A Financial Review, January 1991 (91-02)
Nursing Home Rates in the Upper Midwest, January 1997(97-02)
Social Service Mandates Reform, July 1997(97-08)
Child Protective Services, January 1998 (98-01)
Juvenile Out-of-Home Placement, January 1999 (99-02)
Welfare Reform, January 2000 (00-03)
Economic Status of Welfare Recipients, January 2002 (02-05)
Controlling Improper Payments in the Medical Assistance Program, August 2003 (03-07)
Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Services for Persons With Mental Retardation or Related Conditions, February 2004 (04-03)
Child Care Reimbursement Rates, January 2005 (05-01)
Nursing Home Inspections, February 2005 (05-05)
Child Support Enforcement, February 2006
Substance Abuse Treatment, February 2006
Public Health Care Eligibility Determination for Noncitizens, April 2006
Human Services Administration, January 2007
Personal Care Assistance, January 2009
Medical Nonemergency Transportation, February 2011
Child Protection Screening, February 2012
State-Operated Human Services, February 2013
Medical Assistance Payment Rates for Dental Services, March 2013

Housing and Local Government

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, April 1977 (77-02)
Metropolitan Council, January 1985 (85-03)
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, March 1989 (89-04)
Local Government Lobbying, February 1990 (90-02)
Local Government Spending, March 1990 (90-04)
Trends in State and Local Government Spending, February 1996 (96-03)
State Mandates on Local Governments, January 2000 (00-01)
Affordable Housing, January 2001 (01-03)
Preserving Housing: A Best Practices Review, April 2003 (05-03)
Consolidation of Local Governments, May 2012

Jobs and Training

Department of Economic Security, Preliminary Report, May 1979 (79-05)
Department of Economic Security, February 1980 (80-04)
Employment and Training Programs, March 1987 (87-04)
State Employee Training: A Best Practices Review, April 1995 (95-05)
Workforce Development Services, February 2005 (05-06)
JOBZ Program, February 2008
Workforce Programs, February 2010

Labor

Unemployment Compensation, February 1978 (78-01)
Workers' Compensation, February 1988 (88-03)
Review of Investment Contract for Workers' Compensation Assigned Risk Plan, April 1990 (90-06)
Financing Unemployment Insurance, January 2002 (02-04)
Prevailing Wages, February 2007
Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors, November 2007
Oversight of Workers' Compensation, February 2009
E-Verify, June 2009

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Department of Public Welfare's Regulation of Residential Facilities for the Mentally Ill, February 1981 (81-03)
Fire Safety in Residential Facilities for Disabled Persons, June 1982 (82-05)
Community Residential Programs for Mentally Retarded Persons, February 1983 (83-03)
Sheltered Employment Programs, February 1984 (84-04)
Deinstitutionalization of Mentally Ill People, February 1986 (86-04)
Deinstitutionalization of Mentally Retarded People, February 1986 (86-05)
Community Residences for Adults with Mental Illness, December 1989 (89-05)
Administration of Reimbursement to Community Facilities for the Mentally Retarded, December 1990 (90-05)

Miscellaneous

Federal Aids Coordination, September 1977 (77-03)
Statewide Bicycle Registration Program, November 1980 (80-05)
State Arts Board: Individual Artists Grants Program, November 1980 (80-06)
Statewide Cost of Living Differences, January 1989 (89-01)
Lawful Gambling, January 1990 (90-01)
Trends in State and Local Government Spending, February 1996 (96-03)
Occupational Regulation, February 1999 (99-05)
Minnesota State Lottery, February 2004 (04-01)
Gambling Regulation and Oversight, January 2005 (05-02)
Economic Impact of Immigrants, May 2006
Public Libraries, March 2010
Legacy Amendment, November 2011
State Employee Union Fair Share Fee Calculations, July 2013

Pensions and Retirement

State Board of Investment: Investment Performance, February 1978 (78-02)
Management of Public Employee Pension Funds, May 1986 (86-06)
State Investment Performance, April 1991 (91-06)
Early Retirement Incentives, March 1995 (95-04)
Pensions for Volunteer Firefighters, January 2007
Postemployment Benefits for Public Employees, January 2007

Performance Budgeting and Reporting

Performance Budgeting, February 1994 (94-02)
Development and Use of the 1994 Agency Performance Reports, July 1995 (PR95-22)
State Agency Use of Customer Satisfaction Surveys, October 1995 (PR95-23)

Taxes

Department of Revenue: Assessment/Sales Ratio Studies, May 1978 (78-03)
Corporate Income Tax Processing, March 1981 (81-05)
Computer Support for Tax Processing, April 1981 (81-06)
Individual Income Tax Processing and Auditing, July 1981 (81-09)
Direct Property Tax Relief Programs, February 1983 (83-01)
Property Assessments: Structure and Appeals: A Best Practices Review, May 1996 (96-07)
Tax Compliance, March 2006

Transportation

Twin Cities Metropolitan Transit Commission, February 1980 (80-02)
Highway Maintenance, January 1985 (85-02)
Highway Spending, April 1997 (97-06)
County State Aid Highway System, April 1985 (85-06)
County State Aid Highway System: Follow-Up, July 1987 (87-05)
Metropolitan Transit Planning, January 1988 (88-01)
Truck Safety Regulation, January 1992 (92-01)
Regional Transit Planning, March 1992 (92-05)
Airport Planning, February 1993 (93-02)
Truck Safety Regulation, Update, June 1993 (93-05)
Motor Vehicle Deputy Registrars, March 1994 (94-05)
Snow and Ice Control: A Best Practices Review, May 1995 (95-06)
Transit Services, February 1998 (98-03)
Metropolitan Airports Commission, January 2003 (03-04)
State Highways and Bridges, February 2008
Governance of Transit in the Twin Cities Region, January 2011
MnDOT Noise Barriers, October 2013
MnDOT Selection of Pavement Surface for Road Rehabilitation, March 2014

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