Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 3/22/19

Federal taxes

Star TribuneTax filing season headache: Gov. Tim Walz, GOP Senate far apart on a fix

State and local taxes

Faribault Daily NewsGov. Walz: Budget makes historic investment in Greater Minnesota

Albert Lea TribunePeggy Bennett: Gas tax would be bad for southern Minnesota

Morrison County RecordState must define what ‘fully’ funding public education means

Mankato Free PressEmpty and full big boxes seeing taxes cut as they challenge valuations

Star TribuneGov. Tim Walz takes his gas tax push on the road to Anoka

WCCOWalz Takes Proposed Gas Tax Hike On The Road

MPR NewsShowdown looms over school scholarship tax credit

MPR NewsDaily Digest: Health care and taxes

Star TribuneNumber of top income tax filers continues to rise in Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneWalz broadens campaign to pass gas tax hike, faces continued opposition from GOP

Perham FocusState gas tax debate tied to county roads

Brainerd DispatchBrainerd Public Schools: Tax abatement to fund district parking projects

Austin Daily HeraldProposed tax bill raises concerns for businesses; State and local chamber of commerces look for affordable options

Economic development

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Advocating for broadband, Line 3 and roads

St. Cloud TimesWith Line 3 decision, Gov. Walz fails his first challenge as governor

Wahepton Daily NewsMinn. House hears bills to boost LGA

Duluth News TribuneOur View: Restoring LGA a sound investment

International Falls JournalStudy: Forest products industry has capacity for mass timber manufacturing

Business NorthStudy sees potential for area to profit from new type of wood construction

Mankato Free PressOur View: Economy: Government will suffer from retail trade changes

Duluth News TribuneStatewide View: Skyrocketing electricity prices threaten Minnesota mining

Finance & CommerceDEED seeks $70 million for rural broadband

West Central TribuneKen Warner: Chamber supports immigration bill

WCCOSmall Town Leaders Rally At Capitol For Pothole Repair Funding

Mankato Free PressOur View: Broadband: Big investment still critical need

Labor market

Hibbing Daily Tribune: Aging population leaves jobs unfulfilled

MPR NewsPaid-leave debate splits Minnesota business owners

Star TribuneSnow, cold wiped out nearly 9,000 Minnesota jobs last month, may signal a bigger turn

Finance & CommerceMinnesota’s job growth turns negative

KDUZ: MN job growth slips/unemployment at 3.1%

MPR NewsMN jobless rate ticks up to 3.1 percent; jobs down from a year ago

KARE 11Uptick in unemployment blamed on brutal winter

Economic growth

St. Cloud TimesQBR: Steady economic growth continues; firms report modest fear of local recession in 2020

KBJR 6Survey: Bankers losing confidence in 10-state farm economy

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