Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 12/10/21

Economic growth

Star Tribune: Supply chain trouble takes big bite out of Minnesota’s small food producers

Minn Post: Long-term thinking is they key to Minnesota’s economic prosperity

KPVI: Minnesota is 12th most recovered state beginning of pandemic

State and local taxes and spending

Mankato Free Press: Mankato budget hearings will show homeowner taxes heading up

Minn Post: Minnesota has $1 billion in unemployment insurance debt. Lawmakers will have to decide how they want to pay for it.

MPR News: Big state budget surplus expected; line forms for share of money

Mankato Free Press: Xcel prompts a late, steep decline in local tax base

West Central Tribune: Kandiyohi County approves 2022 tax levy with a 1.5 percent increase

Star Tribune: Minnesota budget forecast expected to show more improvement

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota posts massive $7.7 billion budget surplus, kicking off debate over tax cuts, new programs

Pioneer Press: Minnesota budget surplus projected at record $7.7 billion

Axios: Jockeying begins over how to spend Minnesota’s $7B surplus

Star Tribune: Minnesota projected to have historic $7.7 billion budget surplus

KTTC: Lawmakers react to higher-than-expected projected state budget surplus

KEYC: Minnesota budget officials project historic $7.7 billion surplus

KPVI: Minnesota budget forecasts record $7.7 billion surplus

WCCO: Minnesota Expects Record $7.7 Billion Budget Surplus

Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota has biggest budget surplus in its history

Pioneer Press: Credit Minnesota’s growing economy for its record state budget surplus

KDHL: MN Tax Surplus? Great! Now Give It All Back [OPINION] 

Monticello Times: Record budget surplus means Minnesotans deserve relief from high taxes, inflation

Northfield News: How do you solve a problem like an extra $7.75 billion?

Finance & Commerce: Minnesota budget officials project huge $7.7 billion surplus

WCCO: Gov. Tim Walz Calls Paid Leave ‘Top Priority’ Of 2022 Session As State Is Projected To See Record Surplus


Mankato Free Press: Our View: Economy: Removing Trump tariffs boosts U.S. business

Labor market

The Farmer: Pandemic amplifies lack of people available to fill jobs

MPR News: Worker shortage has local governments scrambling

Star Tribune: Minnesota nonprofits grapple with sudden staffing shortages in the ‘Great Resignation’

The Center Square: A lighter government touch would have saved more Minnesota jobs during pandemic