Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 10/18/19
State and local taxes
Minn Post: Yes, Minnesota tax collections are up. No, the state shouldn’t go spending the money just yet, say officials
The Heartland Institute: Research & Commentary: Minnesota should not hike gas tax to fund infrastructure
International Falls Journal: Public lands assist Koochiching County taxpayers, again
The Neighbor: 1st-quarter state tax collections in Minnesota reach $6.2 billion, Census Bureau reports
Pioneer Press: Your property taxes explained in four charts and a map
Pioneer Press: How much would St. Paul property taxes go up — if at all — if ‘no’ votes prevail on trash?
Mankato Free Press: Our View: North Mankato should approve local sales tax
Aitkin Independent Age: Pushing for a tax change to keep rural communities thriving
Bemidji Pioneer: Walz to launch first ‘bonding tour’ by governor; $5.3B sought for public works projects
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Job vacancies increase to 146,513 in second quarter of 2019
Star Tribune: Hiring froze again last month in Minnesota
KROC: Almost Zero Job Growth But Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Drops
Detroit Lakes Online: ‘Waiting is not in the interest of the American economy’: Business leaders echo Trump’s push for USMCA
Duluth News Tribune: Ahead of rally, Pence touts Trump’s trade deal in Twin Cities suburb
Star Tribune: Why do so many Fortune 500 companies call Minnesota home?
Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota GOP Chairwoman’s View Column: Replacing Line 3 is what’s best for Minnesotans, the environment
Star Tribune: Twin Cities Startup Week, last year’s diversity initiatives working, looks outstate
Star Tribune: Counterpoint: Enbridge’s Line 3 is necessary
Crow River Media: Commentary: Legislature should create funding to spur ag innovation
KTOE: Small Business Development Center Receives $274,000 Minnesota DEED grant
Grand Forks Herald: Minnesota Farmers Union, region’s lawmakers counter Sonny Perdue’s pessimistic outlook
Minn Post: How well is Minnesota government prepared to weather the next recession?
WBUR: Tapping Into Minnesota’s Craft Beer Boom
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: How Minnesota companies use environmental practices to cultivate business growth
Aitkin Age: Starting a business in Aitkin County
Winona Daily News: Bankers survey shows improved rural economy in October
John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.