Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 2/5/21
State and local taxes and spending
Star Tribune: Emphasize pandemic recovery in building state budget
Star Tribune: Taxing the rich is trickier than it seems
Pioneer Press: 5 reasons Gov. Walz’s tax-raising proposals are bad policy
Austin Daily Herald: CGMC looking to Legislature to aid in economic recovery
Winona Post: County: Could another sales tax pay for jail?
Detroit Lakes Online: Broadband persists as a priority for Minnesota lawmakers
Faribault Daily News: Natural areas and working lands are key to Minnesota’s future
Grand Forks Herald: Job Creation Fund helps seven businesses to expand in Minnesota
Star Tribune: Buy local movement saved many small Minnesota retailers
Duluth News Tribune: Outdoor recreation shops enjoy boom amid pandemic
Finace & Commerce: Midwest economy improving, but pandemic still taking a bite
St. Cloud Times: What are local economists expecting in 2021?
Star Tribune: Yes, there’s a better plan than rent control
John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.