Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 1/27/22

State and local taxes and spending

U.S. News: Tax the Rich? Liberals Renew Push for State Wealth Taxes

CBS News: A national wealth tax has gone nowhere. Now some states want to tax the ultra-rich

Minn Post: Like it or not, St. Paul needs a new sales tax to fix roads

KNSI: Minnesota Families To See Smaller Tax Refunds, Filing Starts Monday

Star Tribune: No neighboring states tax Social Security. Minnesota Democrats face pressure to eliminate it here

Willmar Radio: Gov. Walz rolls out his economic budget plan

KTOE: Governor Announces Economic Budget Plan

Pioneer Press: Tracking Gov. Walz’s spending plans for the $17.6 billion surplus

MPR News: ‘Going big’: Walz to fill in rest of budget puzzle this week

Fergus Falls Daily Journal: Walz releases new budget proposals

Bring Me the News: Gov. Tim Walz budget plan calls for direct payments; tax cuts for seniors

Associated Press: Walz proposes tax credit checks for 2.5M Minnesota families

KTTC: Gov. Walz presents entire One Minnesota Budget

Duluth News Tribune: Walz budget calls for direct payments to 2.5 million households, Social Security income tax cut

MPR News: Walz proposes checks for up to $2,600 based on income, family size

CBS News: Gov. Walz reveals $65 billion two-year budget plan, including direct checks and big education investments

Star Tribune: Gov. Tim Walz proposes checks for 2.5 million Minnesota households

Kare 11: Walz’s final budget plan includes surplus checks for 2.5 million Minnesota households

Axios: Here’s what Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s budget proposal means for your bank account

Minnesota Reformer: Takeaways from Gov. Tim Walz’s 2024-25 budget proposal

The Center Square: Minnesota ranks second in the nation for highest corporate tax rate

MPR News: Walz unveils plan for Minnesota taxes — here’s who will get a break

Twin Cities Business: How Surplus Spending Will Make Minnesota History

Hometown Focus: Gov. Walz signs bipartisan bill to provide $100 million in tax cuts and simplify tax filing

Mankato Free Press: Our View: Legislature | End tax on Social Security benefits

KIMT 3: Chamber of Commerce offices across the state oppose paid family and sick leave bill

Labor market

Pioneer Press: Minnesota job growth in turnaround; state down 5,200 jobs in December

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota’s months-long streak of job growth stopped in December

Voice of Alexandria: DEED says Minnesota job growth pauses in December

KNSI: Minnesota Loses Jobs In December; Regions Outside Twin Cities Hardest Hit

Axios: Minnesota’s wage gap narrows

Star Tribune: Wage gap in Minnesota decreasing, but inflation dragging progress

Twin Cities Business: Report: Minnesota’s Wage Gap Is Shrinking

MPR News: Minnesota businesses get creative amid worker shortage

Fox 9: Minnesota teacher shortage is getting worse, new report shows

Valley News Live: State report: Teacher shortage expands to nearly 9 of 10 schools in Minnesota

Fergus Falls Daily Journal: A tick above: State’s new minimum wage higher than federal