Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 12/15/23

State and local taxes and spending

Washington Examiner: Minnesota’s Democratic governor trashes Biden administration for taxing rebate checks

West Central Tribune: Kandiyohi County tax levy increases by 4.9% in 2024, mostly due to wage increases

KIMT 3: Olmsted County finalizing 2024 property tax levy, budget plans

Duluth News Tribune: Lawmaker’s View: ‘Historic investment’ means skyrocketing taxes for many Minnesotans

Star Tribune: Why Minnesota could soon face a budget shortfall

Pine and Lakes Echo Journal: Property tax levy up $108,800 to $2.35 million in Pequot Lakes

Star Tribune: As Ramsey County considers property tax levy hike, here are four things to know

Star Tribune: Modest budget surplus calls for caution

Alexandria Echo Press: Alexandria approves final property tax levy increase of 9.95%

Pilot-Independent: State economic forecast underscores need for balance in St. Paul

Pioneer Press: Ramsey County commissioners approve 2024 budget, 6.8% property tax levy increase

Perham Focus: Perham sets final tax levy at 4.4% increase; tax rates reduce 0.5%

Rochester Post Bulletin: Property taxes for Rochester Public Schools to increase 3.9% in 2024

Star Tribune: Spending spree busted the budget? Go figure

Minn Post: Are people moving out of Minnesota because of high taxes? Question is ‘an easy one to manipulate’

The Citizen: City’s levy increases by 12%

MPR News: Minnesota counties stand to lose millions after Supreme Court ruling

MPR News: Behind the data: A look at Minnesota counties that profited from tax forfeited properties


Star Tribune: Paid leave mandates will be a challenge

Economic growth

Cleburne Times-Review: Minnesota Has Seen the 7th Largest Decline in Brick-And-Mortar Retail in the Country

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Minnesota’s 65+ Population Climbed to 17.4% Since 2012

Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota ranks favorably on economic dynamism, report finds