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With manufacturing slowing, Minnesota’s uncharacteristically low taxes on manufacturers are more important than ever

Manufacturing in Minnesota is a bit of a success story and much of that is down to lower than average taxes. They helped the state weather the 'China Shock' comparatively well and they can help insulate our state's manufacturers from any economic downturn. ...

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Minnesota’s lags the U.S. average on Personal Income growth but leads on transfer income growth

An aging population and increased Social Security spending might mean that income from transfers will increase. But it is a source of concern that it is increasing so much faster in Minnesota. For income to be transferred, someone must first earn it. For transfers to account for a growing share of incomes, is not sustainable. ...

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