Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 12/9/22

State and local taxes and spending

The Globe: Worthington City Council talks budget ahead of December certification deadline

Alexandria Echo Press: Douglas County commissioners approve 2023 budget of nearly $64.6 million

Grand Rapids Herald Review: New report examines how communities benefit from Minnesota’s production tax

Duluth News Tribune: Duluth City Council to consider smaller levy hike for 2023

Duluth News Tribune: Council questions levy hike for Duluth transit system

Axios: Minneapolis, St. Paul debate taxes and spending

Pioneer Press: Minnesota budget forecast due Tuesday — with a sizable surplus expected

KTTC: Residents, business owners angered over tax levy increase

Mankato Free Press: Mankato city budget, tax hike adopted

Rochester Post Bulletin: Rochester council readies new sales tax request

MPR News: Minnesota budget surplus tops $17 billion

Axios: Minnesota’s projected surplus balloons to $17.6 billion

KEYC: Minnesota budget surplus grows to $17.6B

Minn Post: Minnesota state government surplus now stands at $17.6 billion

Pioneer Press: Minnesota’s budget surplus nears $18 billion

KNSI: Minnesota State Budget Forecast a New Record $17.6 Billion

Bring Me the News: Minnesota reports massive projected budget surplus of $17.6 billion

WCCO: Minnesota officials forecast a $17.6 billion budget surplus

U.S. News: Walz Touts Opportunities From Massive $17.6B Budget Surplus

KSTP: Latest Minnesota budget forecast shows $17.6B surplus

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s projected budget surplus soars to $17.6 billion

The Center Square: Minnesota projects $17.6 billion surplus

KTTC: Minnesota expecting $17.6 billion budget surplus

Kare 11: Walz proposes using part of $17.6 billion surplus for rebate checks

Associated Press: Walz touts opportunities from massive $17.6B budget surplus

The Timberjay: New state budget surplus projection tops $17 billion

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota State Government Surplus Now at $17.6B

KNSI: Local Lawmaker Reacts to Minnesota’s Projected $17.6 Billion Surplus

Fox 9: DFL lawmakers split over whether to exclude Social Security from Minnesota taxes

MPR News: Social Security tax cut splits Minnesota DFLers

Minn Post: Walz, DFL leaders, cast doubt on full repeal of state Social Security tax

KSTP: Tax rebates, eliminating Social Security income tax not certain despite huge surplus

KTOE: MN Chamber says, use budget surplus to improve business climate in MN

AM 1100: Walz proposes rebate checks from record Minnesota budget surplus

Minn Post: How can Minnesota have a record-breaking surplus in a challenging economy?

KFGO: MN Chamber of Commerce: budget surplus is opportunity to update tax code

Economic development

Marshall Independent: CTE summit focuses on education, workforce benefits

Labor market

Finance & Commerce: Hiring held steady in November despite rate hikes

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s big economic challenge is where to find people to fill jobs, state demographer says

MPR News: Demographer: Minnesota has one of the tightest labor markets in the U.S. and it’s unlikely to change

Kare 11: MN lost 90,000 workers during pandemic; now has one of the tightest labor markets in the country