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

State and local taxes and spending

Star Tribune: Senate Republicans reject Minnesota infrastructure package

Minn Post: Senate GOP blocks infrastructure bill amid pressure campaign on rural Minnesota lawmakers

Detroit Lakes Online: Business community concerned about MN paid leave, paid time off bills

Minn Post: A record number of Minnesota cities and counties are pursuing sales tax hikes: Here’s where — and why

Minnesota Reformer: Looking out for seniors means saying no to tax cut on Social Security benefits

KFGO: Bonding bill in limbo at Minnesota Capitol, Republicans want tax cuts first

The Globe: Letter: Failure to act on bonding bill will hurt rural Minnesota

Twin Cities Business: Why Dozens of Minnesota Cities Are Pursuing Tax Hikes

Minnesota Reformer: Ignore the big numbers — surpluses can quickly become deficits

KTTC: MN state leaders set almost $18B in budget targets

Fox News: Minnesota budget targets add up to nearly $17.9 billion in new spending, includes $3 billion for tax cuts

Finance & Commerce: New Minnesota budget targets include $3 billion for tax cuts

The Center Square: Minnesota lawmakers agree to $17.9B target

Labor market

KROC: Unemployment rates rise across southeastern Minnesota

MPR News: Minnesota has a wider wage gap than most states. How can we close it?


Star Tribune: Counterpoint: Real equality recognizes differences