Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 11/3/23

State and local taxes and spending

Willmar Radio: Stearns County voters will be asked to approve local option sales tax for new jail

Star Tribune: Minn. legislators say they’ve expanded the source of $17B surplus, but time will tell

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: City will have needs beyond sales tax plans

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: Sales tax affects lower-wage earners more

Mankato Free Press: Our View: School funding critical for economic growth

NFIB: New Report: Minnesota PFML Will Cost Billions More Than Expected

KSTP: New report projects increase in paid family leave cost

The Center Square: Analysis: Minnesota paid family leave program to cost $628M more than expected over 3 years

Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota paid leave program will require higher taxes than originally thought, actuary says

Star Tribune: What to know about the proposed sales tax increase on St. Paul ballots

Pioneer Press: Kyle, Kulas: St. Paul sales tax referendum? Let’s hit ‘pause’

NFIB: 2024 Business Tax Rankings: Minnesota Fails Again

Axios: Higher payroll tax rate could be needed to fund new paid family leave program

Tri-County News: Sales tax approved for funding new jail/justice center

MPR News: St. Paul residents voting on 1 percent sales tax increase to pay for roads, parks

Pioneer Press: A sales tax hike to pay for St. Paul roads, parks is on Tuesday’s ballot. How would it work?

Labor market

Star Tribune: Rochester area added health care jobs, reduced unemployment in September