PROJECTIONS

Minnesota Modeling Predicts 22,000 Deaths, July 13 Hospitalization Peak

The mortality projections ranges from 6,000 in a best-case scenario to 36,000 in a worst case.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) –Minnesota public health officials revealed some details Friday about their modeling projections for the coronavirus pandemic here, predicting that 22,000 Minnesotans would die despite social distancing measures that have been put in place. The modeling, which has been kept under wraps until now, was revealed to reporters and legislative leaders in separate briefings after journalists had requested for weeks…

North Dakota Lawmakers Hire Colorado-Based Firm for Revenue Forecasts

The eight-member panel includes majority and minority leaders

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota leaders are getting a second opinion on revenue forecasts. The Legislative Revenue Advisory Committee has decided to hire Colorado-based analysts and consultants IHS Inc. The eight-member panel includes majority and minority leaders. State budget analysts and Moody’s Analytics have been working together for nearly two decades on the revenue forecasts. But they’ve missed projections by…