Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 1/13/22

State and local taxes and spending

Minn Post: Will Minnesota taxes from legal marijuana help pay for education, social programs? Probably not

U.S. News: Minnesota Governor Still Wants Tax Rebates From Huge Surplus

Star Tribune: Minnesotans could see tax breaks as legislators race to align state, federal rules

Mankato Free Press: Sales tax revenue mirrors Mankato’s economic growth

Pioneer Press: Legal pot, abortion, paid leave, immigrant driver’s licenses — DFLers plan ambitious agenda, not without critics

CBS: Social Security tax elimination to be considered by Minnesota lawmakers

KSTP: Minnesota House passes bill to bring state in line with federal tax law

Fox 9: Minnesota student loan borrowers, business owners would see tax breaks from fast-tracked bill

KIMT 3: Minnesota’s State Sen. Carla Nelson continues push to eliminate state taxes on social security income

KIMT 3: New bill that would eliminate the tax on social security introduced in the Minnesota legislature

Marshall Independent: House passes tax conformity legislation

Star Tribune: All Minnesota workers could take paid leave under DFL plan

KTOE: New DFL-Led Plan Could Mean Paid Leave For All MN Workers

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota-federal bill could bring new tax breaks by end of week

Pioneer Press: Gov. Tim Walz pitches Minnesota paid family and medical leave program

KSTP: Walz touts paid family leave legislation

KSTP: Minnesota Senate approves federal tax conformity bill, sending it to Walz

Pioneer Press: Minnesota Legislature’s first bill of 2023 passes unanimously — and is long overdue

Minnesota Reformer: Gov. Walz calls for paid family and medical leave ahead of Senate hearing

KSTP: Walz touts paid family leave legislation

WDIO: Walz Speaks on Paid Family Leave

Valley News Live: Governor Walz signs bipartisan bill to provide $100 million in tax cuts

Knox Radio: Walz signs ‘tax conformity’ bill

CBS: Full repeal of social security tax in Minnesota a sticking point in legislature this year

Axios: Minnesota restaurants and music venues get relief under tax code clean-up law

Star Tribune: What Minnesota’s new tax law means for student borrowers, restaurants and other businesses

Economic growth

Star Tribune: Let’s make Minnesota competitive again


Voice of Alexandria: Farmers have concerns about supply chain issues across Minnesota

Labor market

Twin Cities Business: Where Does Minnesota Stand on Noncompetes?