Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 2/3/22

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News Tribune: Statewide View: Is the DFL trying to chase people out of Minnesota?

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Minnesota taxpayers, brace yourselves

St. Cloud Times: Budget Day: How surplus spending will make Minnesota history

Duluth News Tribune: Statewide View: Main Street Minnesota can’t afford a $1 billion paid-leave tax

Mankato Free Press: Our View: End tax on Social Security benefits

Northfield News: Minnesota needs to fight the flight

KNSI: AARP: Walz Budget Proposal Doesn’t Go Far Enough for Minnesota Seniors

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: For lower taxes, come on down to Florida

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: The Child Tax Credit a no-brainer

Minnesota Reformer: Start low and go… fast? How to tax weed in Minnesota

Pioneer Press: Will Democrats raise some taxes when there’s a historic $17.6 billion surplus?

WDIO: Governor Walz outlines his One Minnesota budget proposal

The Timberjay: Walz proposes $65.2 billion biennial state budget

Fox 9: Marijuana tax: Walz, DFL lawmakers diverge on how much is enough

Economic development

Finance & Commerce: Gov. Walz proposes $3.3B for infrastructure across Minnesota

WIZM: Biden administration moves to protect Minnesota’s Boundary Waters from planned mine owned by Chilean billionaire

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Mineral leasing banned in BWCAW watershed

KPVI: Public lands near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters withdrawn from federal mining leases

Economic growth

Rochester Post Bulletin: How will the Rochester area economy fare in 2023?

Labor market

WDIO: Push for unemployment insurance for hourly employees

Kanabec County Times: The rise and fall of Central Minnesota’s labor force

Finance & Commerce: Minnesota bills would curb use of ‘noncompetes’