Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 10/12/18

State and local taxes

WatchdogSt. Paul property tax bills poised to spike next year

Laker Pioneer: Orono School Board grants tax abatement

WCCOMinnesota Ranked As Least Tax-Friendly State In US

Labor market

Star TribuneShortage of school workers in Minnesota hampering some operations

Star TribuneStaff-starved factories in Minnesota, U.S. finally offer higher wages, perks

Minn PostHigher St. Paul minimum wage wouldn’t kick in for some workers till 2030

Pioneer PressA $15 minimum wage — in the year 2030? St. Paul roll-out could take 11 years for some

Minn PostDisabled workers: Proposed DEED rule limits our options

WCCOSt. Paul City Leaders Propose $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

Star TribuneSt. Paul Mayor Carter proposes $15 minimum wage, including for tipped workers

Pioneer Press: First public draft of St. Paul’s $15 minimum wage plan revealed

MPR NewsMinnesota’s minimum wage(s): 9 key questions answered


Star TribuneTariffs are bad for export markets, and that’s bad for Minnesota

Economic growth

MPR NewsPre-election checkup shows Minnesota economy humming

KIMT3: New study discusses growth in Southeast Minnesota

Economic development

Albert Lea TribuneGuest Column: Manufacturing represents 1 in 9 jobs in Minnesota

John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.