Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 2/21/20

State and local taxes and spending

Aberdeen NewsUnexpected state taxes hitting Minnesota farmers

Rochester Post BulletinMinnesota lawmaker: Charge Facebook, Twitter for mental health impacts

Duluth News Tribune: Column: High-tax Minnesota suffers when losing residents to other states

WCCOTalking Points: House Speaker Melissa Hortman Weighs In On What To Do With Minnesota’s Budget Surplus

WCCOMinnesota Democrats Held ‘Health Care For All’ Rally At State Capitol

The Center SquareHighest income earners in Minnesota taxed at 10.1% rate

KARE 11: Paid medical leave conversation returns to the capitol

The Center SquarePaid family and medical leave bill clears committee

Bemidji PioneerHouse group proposes $191.5M for climate change mitigation

WCCODemocratic Leaders Announce Proposal To Address Climate Crisis

KARE 11: Paid Medical Leave, ‘slavery’ wording in Constitution among issues at State Capitol

WCCOWhy Does Minnesota Tax Social Security Benefits?

KBJR6: Minnesota Senate Republicans roll out billion dollar tax cut proposal

CBS3: Senate Republicans roll out “Get Your Billion Back” plan for Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneTax breaks to the tune of $1 billion top Minnesota Senate GOP plan

Duluth News TribuneStatewide View Column: Invest in Minnesota’s future: its small businesses and family farms

Economic development

Hibbing Daily Tribune: In Northern MInn., Neighbours Navigate the Bitter Fight Over Copper-Nickel Mining

Minn PostMinnesota should become the leader in responsible mining

Minn PostIs Duluth in the Rust Belt?

Duluth News TribuneBills would modify copper-nickel mining laws


Ag WeekPetersen touts export markets


Aberdeen NewsMinnesota Farmers Union takes concerns and legislative asks to the Capitol

Rochester Post BulletinTax loophole hitting Minn. farmers, businesses likely to get closed this year, leaders say

Biofuels International Magazine: US state of Minnesota gets $2.3 billion boost from ethanol in 2018

Labor market

Star TribuneMinority employment surges since 2010 among worker-hungry Twin Cities employers

Minn Post: Employment for people of color in Twin Cities surged between 2010 and 2018

Waseca County NewsThe most in demand jobs in Minnesota don’t pay enough to live here

Star TribuneMinnesota sees nearly 6% drop in solar jobs in 2019, national ranking slips

Economic growth

Redwood Falls Gazette: The State of Main Street Minnesota: Holding steady…for now

John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.