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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 1/24/20

Economic development

Prairie BusinessMinnesota awards $5.3 million to nine cities for projects

Park Rapids EnterpriseLine 3 supporters rally for pipe tour

Economic growth

Ripon AdvanceStauber, Emmer denounce Minnesota job-killing bill

Labor market

WCCOPublic Hearing To Address Push To Raise Minimum Wage At MSP Airport

WCCOMinnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis’ Minimum Wage Ordinance

KSTPSupreme Court upholds Minneapolis’s $15 minimum wage ordinance

KFGOSupreme Court upholds Minneapolis minimum wage

Minn Post: Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapolis $15 minimum wage

Star TribuneMinnesota Supreme Court says Minneapolis’ $15 minimum wage can stand

MPR NewsSupreme Court upholds Minneapolis minimum wage

Star TribuneUnemployment holds steady in Minnesota, and job growth slows to a near-stop

Pioneer PressMinnesota unemployment steady at 3.3 percent; adds 200 jobs in December

KTOEMankato Area With the Highest Percentage Job Growth in 2019 Among Minnesota Metro Areas

WJON: New Wage Theft Law Causing Headaches for Minnesota Businesses

State and local taxes

Star TribuneHow to pay for roads and bridges? Funding battle to continue at State Capitol

The NeighborMinnesota levies a total tax on lodging of 6.9%

Star TribuneSt. Paul wants to impose 1% sales tax for streets, housing, pre-K

Grand Forks HeraldEast Grand Forks sends new sales tax to the Legislature

Sun SailorSome St. Louis Park Council members are ‘conflicted’ on city sales tax

MPR NewsAirport officials consider joining move to $15 minimum wage

Grand Forks HeraldNew law may be new hurdle for East Grand Forks sales tax

Pioneer PressSt. Paul City Council considers 1 percent sales tax for housing, roads, transit and pre-K

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

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