Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 1/5/24

State and local taxes and spending

Pioneer Press: John Reynolds: The DFL’s $20 billion spending spree put Minnesota on thin ice

KNSI: New Surcharge, Higher Taxes On Tap For License Renewals Next Year

Pioneer Press: Letters: There’s nothing sustainable about endless tax increases

InForum: Letter: How is this fair taxation?

Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota agency in hiring mode as it prepares to roll out new energy programs 

NFIB: We’re #1: Minnesota’s Corporate Tax Now Highest In U.S.

Morrison County Record: Taking a hit because of property taxes

Pine and Lakes Echo Journal: Nisswa property tax levy to rise 8.99% in 2024

Kanabec County Times: Mora approves a reduced final tax levy

Duluth News Tribune: Lawmaker’s View: DFL overspent in 2023, rejected funding core services

Labor market

Star Tribune: Minnesota minimum wages rise Jan. 1. Are employers ready?

WCCO: Minimum wage increases in Minnesota for 2024

WDAY: Most Minnesotans to see higher minimum wage going into 2024

Voice of Alexandria: Many Minnesotans will see their paychecks go up in the new year

Alexandria Echo Press: New year, new minimum-wage rates as of Jan. 1

KROC: Rochester area’s unemployment rate ties record low

Finance & Commerce: Metro labor force shows increase in participation of older workers

Economic growth

Washington Examiner: Minnesota’s nice economy