Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 2/9/24

State and local taxes and spending

KNSI: IRS gives Minnesota a final ‘no’ on exempting state tax rebates from federal taxes

Axios: “No new taxes”: Minnesota Senate tax chair vows to block increases this session

WDAY: Minnesota Senate committee head does not support new taxes

Minnesota Reformer: DFL lawmakers to propose statewide sales tax hike to fund housing

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Don’t ignore warnings of ‘backdoor gas tax hike’ in Minnesota

Labor market

Winona Post: MN gains 800 jobs in Dec., 6th straight month of job growth

Star Tribune: Many Minnesotans with disabilities earn far less than minimum wage. A push for equal pay continues

Economic growth

Star Tribune: This Minnesota town can defy rural trends of decline, but first must overcome prejudice

MPR News: New DEED report finds Minnesota manufacturers optimistic for 2024