Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 10/27/23

State and local taxes and spending

KNSI: Minnesota’s budget surplus grows to a projected $2.4 billion, fueling debate over spending

Kare 11: Minnesota budget surplus estimate tops $2 billion

Rochester Post Bulletin: 9 questions about Rochester’s proposed sales tax renewal

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: Some thoughts against the sales tax renewal

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: Looming operating levy is why I’ll vote no

Rochester Post Bulletin: Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on Rochester schools’ technology tax

KNSI: Stearns County Considering Sales Tax for New Justice Center

Mankato Free Press: Burden of property tax impossible for residents to support

KNSI: Stearns County Releases More Information on Proposed Sales Tax for New Jail, Justice Center

Labor market

WCCO: Minnesota continues to outpace nation in job growth, DEED says

KSTP: DEED: Minnesota sees job growth for the 7th straight month

KNSI: September Payrolls Expand by 8,000 But Businesses Struggling To Keep Up

WDAY: Minnesota adds 8,000 jobs in September across the state

Pioneer Press: State adds 8,000 jobs in Sept.; unemployment steady at 3.1%

KIMT 3: Unemployment rate remains flat in Minnesota

Brainerd Dispatch: Minnesota Employers Add 8,000 Jobs in September

MPR News: Minnesota job market, national economy holding steady

Economic growth

Minnesota Reformer: Household wealth is increasing, but renters are largely locked out