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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 1/11/19

Federal, state, and local taxes

Wahepton Daily NewsState Auditor releases 2017 Minnesota City Finances Report

WatchdogBy the numbers: Minnesota posted 3rd highest corporate income tax in 2018

Duluth News TribuneHealth care, tax hike debates to headline 2019 Minnesota legislative session

Hastings Star GazetteLetter: Does surplus in this budget, mean a repeat in another year?

WCCOGovernment Shutdown Means More Complications For Minn. Tax Season

Star TribuneGov. Tim Walz tells business leaders he understands regulatory and tax concerns

Economic growth

Rochester Post BulletinSurvey suggests improving business conditions in Midwest

Rochester Post BulletinMidwest economy: December state-by-state glance

Star TribuneMidwest manufacturing grows despite trade setbacks

Star TribuneVolatile 2018 ends on down note for majority of Minnesota’s big firms

Mankato Free PressThreats rising on the regional economy

Labor market

WDIOLocal Business Reacts to Minimum Wage Increase

Bemidji PioneerUncommon unemployment: State, county unemployment rates on decline

WEAUWorkers staying in Wisconsin despite higher minimum wages in Minnesota

MPR NewsIn restaurant closing, minimum wage makes for convenient scapegoat

WatchdogStudy: Minnesota least affected by shutdown, but state officials warn of economic threats

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




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