Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 3/22/24

State and local taxes and spending

Newsweek: (Illegal) Migrants Could Get $500 a Month Under New Bill

Kare 11: ‘Build toward the future’: Gov. Tim Walz unveils supplemental budget proposal

Fox 9: MN money: New budget calls for cash to EMS emergency, child tax credits

Star Tribune: Walz proposes modest 2024 budget adjustments

Minnesota Reformer: Walz proposes $226 million supplemental budget

Labor market

Albert Lea Tribune: Foreign-born workforce helping to fill the gap in workers in southeast Minnesota

KROC: All of Southeast Minnesota Started 2024 With Higher Unemployment 

Minnesota Reformer: Uber and Lyft drivers would not be eligible for unemployment benefits if companies leave

KROC: Rochester area job market is Minnesota’s strongest

KIMT 3: Jobless rate remains steady in Minnesota

Star Tribune: As Minnesota’s job growth slows, state officials look at the long game


Spokesman-Recorder: Minneapolis Council City passes minimum wage for rideshare workers; Uber and Lyft set to leave

NPR News: Uber and Lyft threaten to halt operations in Minneapolis over minimum wage law

WIZM: Lyft and Uber say they will leave Minneapolis, after city council forces them to pay drivers local minimum wage

Kare 11: Lyft, Uber leaving Minneapolis and the impact on the area’s most vulnerable population

Star Tribune: Find a fix for rideshare fail

The Minnesota Daily: Lyft and Uber say they will leave Minneapolis after city council forces them to pay drivers more

WCCO: Minnesota House Republicans will pitch their rideshare bill Monday

WCCO: Bill would increase Minnesota minimum wage to $15 this summer and $20 by 2028

Star Tribune: Minnesota lawmakers want to require salary ranges in job postings

Minnesota Reformer: 15 facts about Uber and Lyft and the effort to pay drivers a minimum wage

WCCO: Bill would increase Minnesota minimum wage to $15 this summer and $20 by 2028

KAAL TV: Push to increase Minnesota’s minimum wage

KFGO: Bill to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage passes through state Senate

MPR News: Lawmakers debate raising Minnesota’s minimum wage

WJON: $20/hour? MN minimum wage debated in legislature

NFIB: Can Minnesota Small Businesses Afford A $20/Hour Minimum Wage?

KAAL TV: Impacts of a possible Minnesota minimum wage increase

WCCO: Rideshare minimum wage ordinance may be reconsidered by Minneapolis City Council


Red lake Nation News: Minnesota Exports Drop In 2023, Driven by Decrease in Mineral Oil and Fuel

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Exports On the Decline

WJON: Report: Minnesota exports fall 8% in 2023