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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 4/12/19

State and local taxes

Marshall IndependentGasoline tax hike a bad idea

WatchdogAchieving 50 percent renewable energy mandate would cost taxpayers $80 billion through 2050, analysis finds

WatchdogBy the numbers: Minnesota ranks 28th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

Star TribuneGov. Tim Walz’s administration says Minnesota roads may be OK now, but gas tax needed for future

Austin Daily Herald: Letter: Stand with Minnesotans

WatchdogBy the numbers: Minnesota posts 32nd lowest property tax rate in new national study

Mankato Free Press: Walz budget cannot be sustained

WatchdogStudies: Minnesota among most expensive states to own a car, before proposed gas tax hike

Star TribuneMinnesota DFLers look to corporations for more school money, but tax breaks for most families

Duluth News TribuneDemocrats spell out $1.2 billion Minnesota tax increase

KSTPMinnesota House Democratic bill hikes corporate taxes to help schools

Winona Daily NewsDemocrats: Targeting tax shelters would add $1.2B in revenue

Alpha NewsIs Minnesota’s government really so broke it needs to hike your taxes?

MPR NewsDaily Digest: Tax bill, sports betting, distracted driving

WCCONo Budget Agreement Yet With Weeks Left In Minnesota Session

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Democrats spell out $1.2 billion Minnesota tax increase

KARE 11House Democratic bill hikes corporate taxes to help schools

KNSI: House Democrats bill hikes corporate taxes

Mesabi Daily News: Minn. House Democrats seek $1.2 billion tax increase

Echo PressWho pays the most in property taxes?

International Falls JournalFalls’ sales tax included in bill

Minn PostIn a divided Minnesota Legislature, nothing divides like a $1.2 billion tax plan

Labor market

Minn PostThe average Minnesota man could start working on April 7 and earn the same as the average Minnesota woman in 2019

KARE 11Companies struggle to find employees despite positive March jobs report

Fairmont Sentinel: Chamber: Walz gas tax plan affects everyone

MPR NewsReport: 61,000 clean energy jobs in MN and counting

Star TribuneWalz touts clean energy jobs amid uncertain nuclear future

Star TribuneMN clean energy-related jobs up nearly 5 percent in 2018, study says

Economic development

Star TribuneMinnesota is proving that an environmental challenge also can be a great economic opportunity

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Line 3 project a tremendous benefit

Duluth News TribuneStatewide View: ‘All of the above’ approach would strengthen Minnesota’s energy industry

The Virginian PilotWalz administration renews challenge to Line 3 oil pipeline

Brainerd DispatchWadena among 3 Greater Minnesota cities awarded infrastructure grants

Wadena Pioneer JournalWadena gets nearly $700,000 for new industrial park

The TimberjayEDITORIAL: State Employment


Mankato Free PressOur View: Economy: Tariffs continue to take toll on farmers

Economic growth

West Central Tribune: Challenging time for retail amid ‘recovering economy’ speaker tells Willmar crowd

Crookston TimesBlandin Foundation Survey: Northwest Minnesotans see economic improvement

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




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