Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 3/10/22

Economic growth

Walker Pilot Independent: Rep. Bliss states Minnesota economic forecast underscores need for tax relief, structural overhaul

Bring Me the News: Tourist numbers in Minnesota returned to pre-pandemic levels in 2022

Fox 21: Tourism in Minnesota Coming Back

The Caledonia Argus: Governor Walz celebrates thriving state economy, February economic forecast

Finance & Commerce: Is the nation’s entire economy gentrifying?

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News Tribune: Local View: Lawmakers, be realistic before throwing cash at child care

Minn Post: ‘It’s not dead.’ Where repealing Minnesota’s Social Security tax stands at the Legislature

Rochester Post Bulletin: Our View: Trust, but verify on paid family/medical leave plan

CBS News: Talking Points: Will lawmakers agree on a Social Security tax bill?

KSTP: At Issue: March 5 — State budget surplus remains steady, lawmakers address LRT crime

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota House moves on $1.9 billion infrastructure bill; Senate GOP demands tax cuts

Minnesota Reformer: Senate Republicans say infrastructure bill is ‘dead on arrival’ without tax cuts

MPR News: Minnesota House passes $1.9 billion bonding package, path forward is unclear

Kare 11: Minnesota House approves $1.9B public works package

CBS News: Minnesota House passes bonding bill with funds for infrastructure projects, future path uncertain

KAAL TV: Bonding bill vote set for Monday in Minnesota House of Representatives

Finance & Commerce: Minnesota House approves $1.9B public works package

Associated Press: Explainer: Why Minnesota taxes Social Security income

Minn Post: Why a group of rural Republicans helped the DFL pass a bonding bill in the Minnesota House

KSTP: Bill to eliminate Social Security income tax has DFL authors

Pioneer Press: Cut Social Security taxes? Here’s what MN lawmakers are considering

Fergus Now: Minnesota House Tax Committee to Hear Social Security Tax Bills

Kare 11: MN Legislature debating social security benefits tax


Minnesota Reformer: Uber and Lyft would have to pay drivers’ expenses, minimum wage under Minnesota proposal


Star Tribune: Minnesota exports surged 16% to record high of $27 billion last year

Fox 9: Minnesota’s product exports reach record high $27 billion in 2022

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota exports hit new high in 2022

KSTP: Minnesota exports up 16% in 2022, DEED says

KAAL TV: DEED: Minnesota exports reach record high $27B in 2022, up 16% over 2021

WJON: MN posts record-setting exports in 2022

KTTC: DEED: Exports up from 16% from 2021

KROC: Another Year of Record Exports For Minnesota Manufacturers 

Labor market

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s labor market not as tight as initially thought; 14,100 jobs added in January

KEYC: Minnesota DEED: 14,100 jobs added in January

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota posts solid job growth in January

Fox 9: Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady, 14k jobs added in February

KNSI: Hiring Hot to Start the Year

KDUZ: MN posts robust January job growth

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Was Static in January

Pioneer Press: Minnesota adds 14,100 jobs in January, unemployment at 2.9%

Finance & Commerce: Minnesota added 14,000 jobs in January