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Common Ground

Land Value Tax

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Welcome to the website for the Minnesota Chapter of Common Ground!


Common Ground is a 501 c(4) non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that all people have equal right to the earth and its resources.  A policy measure used to effect this right is the land value tax which is used in Pennsylvania and is being advocated in Minnesota by our chapter.  The land value tax applies a higher rate to a property's land value and a lower rate to its building value.  This policy has powerful redevelopment effects and helps to strengthen communities.


The LVT for Minnesota

Advocating for the land value tax in Minnesota is currently our primary goal.  This tax is aimed at using every piece of land to its full potential, conserving our natural resources, stopping the practice of land speculation, and creating a just and natural economic system. 

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