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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 3/13/20

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News TribuneA Column In Response: Support tax conformity to reduce complexity, increase compliance

Pioneer PressMinnesota House passes family and medical leave, but Senate prospects dim

Sun This Week: Relax the tax on Social Security benefits

Aitkin AgeCounties looking at bill to simplify property taxes for residents

Duluth News TribuneIn Response Column: Higher estate taxation means less charitable giving

Grand Forks HeraldMinnesota House Republicans renew push for $1 billion in tax cuts

WCCOHouse Republicans Call For Tax Relief With Budget Surplus

KNSI: House GOP lawmakers unveil ta breaks

KTOEMN GOP Proposes Tax Cuts

KXRAHouse Republicans Say Time for Tax Relief

Alexandria Echo PressAn Echo Press Editorial: Get informed about tax increment financing

WCCOCoronavirus In Minnesota: Walz’s Proposal Leaves Funding For COVID-19 Preparations

Lake County News ChronicleCounty to continue countywide lodging tax hearing

KSTPWalz proposes banking most of surplus over COVID-19 fears

Agriculture

Albert Lea TribunePeggy Bennett: Some farmers could be put out of business

Economic development

Winona Daily NewsWinona’s REACH Initiative aims to bolster Minnesota economy

Economic growth

WCCOHow Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impacting The Economy?

Regulation

CBS3: Spirit industry leaders push for change to MN microdistillery laws

Labor market

Brainerd DispatchMinnesota weighs unemployment insurance for those quarantined due to coronavirus

MPR NewsMinneapolis requires paid sick time. Labor investigators make sure workers are getting it

Finance & CommerceMinnesota adds 8,500 jobs in January

Bemidji Pioneer: Minnesota added 8,500 jobs in January

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota’s unemployment rate drops as hiring picks up in January

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

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