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One of the questions of economics teaches you to ask is ‘compared to what?’ Someone might tell you that a job paying $10 an hour is bad, but any reasonable…
Federal, state, and local taxes
Star Tribune: IRS pursues tax fraud in Minnesota with fewer resources
Brainerd Dispatch: Lake Shore: Residents’ city taxes to soar to fund road improvements
Bemidji Pioneer: Bemidji spending mirrors other cities
Mesabi Daily News: County expects some tax bills to decrease after passing budget
Duluth News Tribune: Economist’s View: High taxes sap Minnesota’s productivity, economic growth
Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota’s gas tax hike debate renewed. Will this be the year?
Mankato Free Press: Mankato not counting on online sales tax windfall
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota’s unemployment rate holds at 2.8% in November; here’s who’s hiring and firing
Finance & Commerce: Minnesota construction employment holds steady
St. Peter Herald: Minnesota has low unemployment, high Medicaid rate
Wahepton Daily News: Unemployment rate in Minnesota remains at 2.8 percent
Owatonna People’s Press: Jobless rate dips slightly across the region
Wadena Pioneer Journal: New economic project aims to help Wadena County businesses
John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.