Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 3/11/22

State and local taxes and spending

St. Cloud Times: Minnesota needs to end tax on Social Security: Letter

The Center Square: How Much Minnesota Homeowners Pay in Property Taxes Each Year

Pioneer Press: Letters: One-time tax rebates should go to those who paid the taxes

KSTP: MN governor candidate Shah proposes ‘income tax holiday’

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: State surplus grows; so does its ugly debate

Inforum: Forum Editorial: Minnesota should act fast to protect businesses from an expensive cost increase

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s record $9.3B surplus estimate stands out in Midwest

St. Cloud Times: Repeat of ‘enormous’ Minnesota budget surplus needs to be prevented

MPR News: Awash in money, Minnesota lawmakers strain for session deals

Waseca County News: Tax relief necessary following budget surplus

Axios: Your slice of the surplus: How Minnesota may give the extra cash back

Marshall Independent: Marshall makes case for sales tax extension

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Clock ticking on debt that threatens Minnesota businesses

Pioneer Press: Ellis, Knox: Let’s address the ‘benefits cliff’ to help Minnesota families climb toward economic security

Labor market

Star Tribune: Minnesota job numbers continue to lag pre-COVID levels

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s jobs comeback gains momentum, with 10,200 added in January

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Added 10,200 Jobs in January

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota added 10,000 jobs in January, unemployment drops below 3%

KDUZ: Minnesota posts strong job growth

KROC: Minnesota Reports Lowest Unemployment Rate In Two Decades


Star Tribune: Minnesota firms don’t export much to Russia, but some are halting shipments

Economic growth

The Center Square: Here’s How Minnesota’s Spike in Gas Prices Compares to the Nation