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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 2/22/19

State and local taxes

Grand Rapids Herald ReviewLegislature should lower taxes in 2019

Albert Lea TribuneBill could reset LGA funding levels

Hibbing Daily TribuneBill introduced to give LGA a boost

Pioneer PressTeachers union says Minnesota schools need $4 billion more — and the wealthy and corporations should pay

Star TribuneIn light of 2017 law, Minnesota needs to take a look at its income tax

Austin Daily HeraldLawmakers introduce bipartisan legislation to boost LGA program

ABC Newspapers: Letter: We shouldn’t tax Social Security

Sun: Rep. Huot’s proposal to increase standard deduction deserves a public hearing

InforumHow Minnesota spends your money, and the hurdles facing a new budget deal

Pioneer PressMinnesota spent $45.5 billion the past two years. Where did it go? Should we spend more?

WatchdogBy the numbers: Minnesota ranks 25th best on unemployment insurances taxes

MPR NewsWalz poised to propose budget that reflects his values

WatchdogReport: Twin Cities receive C grades for fiscal health

Pioneer PressWalz budget goes big: billions in new spending, 20-cent gas tax increase

KSTPWalz proposes 2-year budget, including 20-cent gas tax

Star TribuneMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposes gas tax hike, more money for schools, roads

Faribault Daily NewsHow the state taxes Social Security benefits would change under three bills

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Let’s give retirees a tax break

WCCO: Reality Check: Pumping Up The Gas Tax?

Wahepton Daily NewsMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s $49.5 billion budget proposal

MPR NewsDaily Digest: The Walz budget

Fairmont SentinelMassive surplus not enough for Gov. Walz

Pioneer Press: Minnesota Republican-backed tax on hybrid and electric cars would be highest in U.S.

Alpha NewsNew Minnesota Democrat Budget Will Cost An Average Family $300 More A Year In Gas Taxes Alone

St.Cloud TimesWalz’s budget plan gives rural Minnesota a lot to like — and pay for

MPR NewsMN lawmaker wants electric cars drivers to pay higher fees

Economic development

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Land decisions impeding NE MN’s growth

Minn Post‘The innovation economy and its growth in this state is critical’: a Q&A with new DEED Commissioner Steve Grove

Star TribuneMinneapolis development and economic equity: Upper Harbor Terminal can be a national model

Grand Forks HeraldGreater Minnesota funds could come out unscathed in budget fights

Duluth News TribuneLocal View: Stop the Line 3 project delays

WDIOWalz Discusses Infrastructure Investments at Legislative Breakfast for Duluth Days

Economic growth

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Bankers Define Terms for Growth in 2019

Labor market

Minn PostDFLers at the Capitol try to play catch-up with cities on paid leave, minimum wage

Echo PressAn Echo Press Editorial: Sunny news about jobs

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

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