Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 2/17/22

State and local taxes and spending

Country Messenger: Governor Walz highlights budget

KROC: No sign of a slowdown for Minnesota tax collections

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s tax structure is enticing many to make a move

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: Minnesota out of step to tax Social Security

Inforum: Letter: Hennen isn’t alone in bidding Minnesota goodbye

The Center Square: Minnesota has 17th highest average combined state and local sales tax

Alexandria Echo Press: Taxes, fees likely to rise to pay for $67.4 million ALASD upgrade

Country Messenger: Please reduce taxes

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Stop making cities, counties beg for fair share

Walker Pilot-Independent: Rep. Bliss authors bill to eliminate state tax on Social Security

Winona Post: Social Security tax cut would mostly benefit the well-off

Economic growth

The Center Square: How Fast Minnesota’s Economy is Growing

Yahoo: 25 Biggest Minnesota Companies and Stocks

Star Tribune: Inflation cooling off faster in the Twin Cities than U.S. as a whole

Economic development

Star Tribune: Gov. Walz signs bill unlocking $315M in federal infrastructure money for Minnesota roads

Minn Post: Optimizing infrastructure investment: Strategies employed by Minnesota’s largest public-private partnership 

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Deep dive a must into Minnesota permitting, environmental reviews


Mankato Free Press: The rules on tipping get more complicated

Inforum: Letter: We will soon be drowning in new taxes, regulations and policies