Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 12/30/22

State and local taxes and spending

Faribault Daily News: We need targeted tax relief

Pioneer Press: Real World Economics: Property taxes are simple, and complex

Park Rapids Enterprise: Nevis school levy decreased slightly

CBS: St. Paul proposes 1% sales tax increase to invest in streets, parks

KSTP: St. Paul proposes 1% sales tax to invest in street and park improvements

KPVI: Miller to introduce bill fully eliminating state tax on Social Security

Associated Press: States banking big bucks as Fed attempts to fight inflation

Willmar Radio: Minnesota tax collections in November greater than expected

CBS: St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter seeks 1% sales tax increase: “It’s time for us to reconstruct our streets”

Duluth News Tribune: County Administrator’s View: County will work on relief for rising property taxes

Pine and Lakes Echo Journal: Lake Shore residents to see 3.1% increase in city portion of taxes

Pioneer Press: Mayor Carter: St. Paul sales tax hike would rebuild 25 priority roads, fund East Side community center

Star Tribune: St. Paul mayor’s plan to raise sales tax by 1% is no slam dunk

Sun Current: Bloomington settles on 9.15% tax levy increase for 2023

Hometown Focus: FY23 spending to improve area quality of life and more

Labor market

Insight News: Study: Minnesota 8th worst state for hiring in 2023

Star Tribune: Highly skilled back home, refugees in Minnesota try to find fulfilling work

KROC: Unemployment Rates Edged Higher Across SE Minnesota in November

Star Tribune: Minnesota minimum wage goes up Jan. 1, but minimally

Economic growth

KTOE: Population Growth Stalling In Minnesota For Second Year

Star Tribune: Racial disparity in household incomes of Minnesotans is starting to narrow

Duluth News Tribune: Chamber President’s View: In Duluth, opportunity knocking as loudly as ever

The Center Square: Census: Minnesota’s domestic out-migration dampens population growth