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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 5/25/17

State taxes

Brainerd DispatchOur Opinion: Now is the time for state tax reform

Mankato Free PressReporter’s notebook: Countdown to the end (of this year’s session)

WCCOBig Problems Expected If Gov, Legislature Can’t Agree On Taxes, Experts Say

Pioneer PressAre Minnesota taxes going up or down — and when will we know?

KARE 11From taxes to school safety, Minnesota Legislature’s work is in limbo

WCCOTaxes, School Funding & Construction: Legislature’s Work In Limbo

WCCOWhy The State Tax Bill Matters To Minnesotans

Fox 9Boom or bust? Billions in Twin Cities property taxes are exempt

WCCORepublican Leaders Fuming After Gov. Dayton Vetoes Tax, Budget Bills

St. Cloud TimesMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes tax conformity, budget bills

MPR NewsDayton torpedoes GOP tax, budget bills; no special session

Star Tribune: Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes tax, spending bills

Star Tribune: Dayton’s objections to now-vetoed tax bill stand on shaky ground

Fox 9What Minnesotans can expect after Gov. Dayton’s tax bill vetoes

KDUZ: Dayton vetoes massive tax and budget bills

Rochester Post BulletinRepublicans call vetoes ‘vindictive’

Economic development

KIMT: ‘Opportunity Zones’ created in southeastern Minnesota

Echo JournalLocal sales tax exceeds expectations for county road projects

Star Tribune: Mosaic’s departure is a wake-up call for Minnesota

Albert Lea TribuneLocal business recognized by Minnesota SBA

Twin Cities BusinessShoring Up a School District Crucial to the Minnesota Economy

Labor market

Mankato Free PressMankato leads state in April job growth

Daily JournalMinnesota jobless rate remains steady

KXRAMinnesota Unemployment Unchanged in April at 3.2 Percent

KEYCLocal Manufacturers Continue To Build Jobs In Greater Mankato Area

Mankato Free PressMinnesota manufacturers face potential labor shortage

Wahepton Daily NewsMN businesses lost 3,200 jobs in April

Kare 11Minnesota’s youth labor force growing

Marshall IndependentDEED tells YMC Board no one is selling students on local jobs

Twin Cities BusinessMiddle-Wage Jobs Are on the Decline

Enbridge 3

Itasca Herald Review: Itasca County could owe Enbridge $5 million in back-taxes

Rochester Post BulletinDayton vetoes bill to bypass regulators on Enbridge Line 3


WNAXMinnesota Agriculture Watching Governor’s Action on Several Bills

Economic growth

West Central TribuneArea manufacturers optimistic for growth but labor shortage a factor

Duluth News TribuneOptimism grows among Minnesota manufacturers


Finance & CommerceMinnesota exports set 1Q record of $5.3 billion

John Phelan is an economist at Center of the American Experiment. 




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