Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 3/15/19

State and local taxes

WatchdogBy the numbers: Minnesota ranks 5th worst in state income tax study

Morrison County RecordBusiness will bear the brunt of governor’s budget

Aitkin AgeReconciling revenue and spending

Red Wing Republican EagleColumn: Proposals on table would help kids, vets

Mesabi Daily News: A look at the DNR portion of Walz’s first budget

Finance & CommerceStates push for new funding to fix roads

KRFO: Where does Minnesota rank in tax rates?

Mankato Free PressGet Minnesota out of high tax ranking

The GlobeTales from the Chief: One way or another, the taxes keep coming

Star TribuneMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s budget would increase fees on boating, opioids, water users

Star TribuneHere’s how governor’s budget affects you: local aid keeps up your way of life

White Bear PressA fork in the gas tax road

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Minn. Chamber: Rein in spending following state budget forecast

BloombergEven SALT-Pinched Minnesotans Flocking to ‘Last Great Tax Haven’

Economic development

Star TribuneLessons about the power of being a ‘headquarters economy’

Star TribuneGov. Walz wants $9 million for a new Minnesota Innovation Collaborative

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota communities disappointed after pipeline delays

Duluth News TribuneNational View: Pipeline protesters risk environment, communities

Bemidji PioneerCommentary: Plan to increase LGA is an investment in strong communities

Red Wing Republican EagleViewpoint: Increase LGA to make Minnesota communities stronger

Labor market

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota unemployment rate ticked up in January — here’s who is adding jobs, or cutting them

KEYC 12Mankato Job Numbers Down For Month of January

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Adds 3,800 Jobs in January, Unemployment Rate Rises for 2nd Straight Month

Brainerd DispatchMinnesota adds 3,800 jobs, unemployment rate rises in January

Finance & CommerceConstruction leads weak year for jobs, DEED says

Wahepton Daily NewsWilkin County’s employment picture

KROC: Rochester area labor force hits new record high

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalHelp Wanted Minnesota: Banks and law firms playing the long game to beat labor shortages

Twin Cities BusinessNew Bill Wants to Stop Cities from Setting Their Own Wage, Benefit Rules


Duluth News TribuneIn Response: Local liquor retailers provide choice, value on Sundays


Winona Daily NewsMinnesota Senate approves Mike Goggin’s ‘Save our Farms’ bill

Rochester Post BulletinOur View: Dairy farmers in need of help — now

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