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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 2/14/20

State and local taxes and spending

Crookston TimesTop issues for the 2020 Minnesota legislative session

Grand Forks HeraldChild care funding, tax cuts on the table as lawmakers return to St. Paul

Bemidji PioneerCoalition of Greater MN Cities to fight for bonding bill

Pioneer Press: Where should Minnesota’s $1.3 billion surplus go — tax cuts or preschool?

Star Tribune: What’s coming in 2020

Pioneer PressHousing, clean water, roads and colleges the focus of debate on MN public works borrowing bill

Grand Forks HeraldFor region’s Minnesota lawmakers, budget a focus as legislative session draws near

MPR NewsJanuary saw tax collections slide in Minnesota; budget officials not worried

Marshall IndependentSwedzinski foresees surplus will lead way for tax relief

Crookston TimesTimes Editorial – Spend money to make money on infrastructure, child care in Minnesota

Bemidiji PioneerTax loophole hitting Minn. farmers, businesses likely to get closed this year, leaders say

KBJR6: Bonding bill to take center stage for Northland lawmakers in 2020

Labor market

KBJR6: Employment report for 2019 shows overall increase for Minnesota, decrease in the Northland

Duluth News TribuneOur View: Deeper dig into Duluth’s jobs numbers finds optimism

Economic growth

Faribault Daily NewsDEED: Manufacturers expressing optimism


Duluth News TribuneMinnesota Farmers Union takes concerns and legislative asks to the Capitol

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




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