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Minnesota Still one of 10 Worst States for Business Taxation.

The Tax foundation has released its 2020 State Business Taxation Index and Minnesota is ranked 45th among the 50 states. The state is down from 43rd for 2019, and slightly better than 46th for 2017 and 2018. Minnesota has generally ranked among the worst 10 states for business taxation mainly due to high corporate income and individual income taxes. There has been no significant change in tax scores or rankings for Minnesota. Minnesota Tax Ranking 2017 2018 2019 2020 Overall Tax 46 46 43 45 Corporate Income Tax 43 43 42 44 Individual Income Tax 45 46 46 46 Sales Tax 25 25 27 28 Property Tax 28 28 31 26 Unemployment Insurance Tax 33 37 25 34   Minnesota Tax scores 2017 2018 2019 2020 Overall tax 4.19 4.31 4.37 4.35 Corporate Income Tax 4.41 4.21 4.20 4.33 Individual Income Tax 3.14 3.49 3.62 3.61 Sales Tax 4.82 4.80 4.76 4.63 Property tax 4.80 5.01 5.07 5.07 Unemployment Insurance Tax 4.87 4.73 4.89 4.78 There is a way out Some states have been...

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Government won’t let ‘free enterprise’ even try to address the Twin Cities’ housing problems

The Twin Cities’ ‘affordable housing’ shortage was caused by their politicians and their taxes, fees, and regulations, not by mythical 'free enterprise'. It is optimistic at best to think that another dose of government intervention will solve problems created by previous doses of government intervention....

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National Apprenticeship Week: More Important than Most Other Weeks (Not to Mention Days)

National Apprenticeship Week is the real deal, particularly as marked this year by the Washington-based Urban Institute, which under the leadership of economist Robert Lerman, has been an essential voice for a long time conducting scholarly research about apprenticeships and advocating their much larger adoption in the United States....

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What Percentage of Students in Anoka County are Suited for Careers in the Trades?

Pipeline—which stands for “Industry-Based, Employer-Driven Dual-Training Experience”—is a still relatively new program that awards companies up to $150,000 a year to cover expenses “related to an employee’s instruction toward attaining an industry recognized degree, certificate or credential.”  According to the Labor and Industry, 75 employers and nearly 1,000 trainees have recently participated, covering 36 occupations....

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