Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 3/4/22

State and local taxes and spending

Owatonna People’s Press: Support the Drink Local Economic Recovery Act

Duluth News Tribune: ‘Send the money back’: All Minnesota tax filers could see rate cut under Senate GOP bill

KNSI: Minnesota Senate Reveals Massive $8.5 Billion Tax Cut Proposal

KSTP: Minnesota GOP senators pitch billions in tax cuts

Kare 11: Republicans pitch state income tax cuts

Star Tribune: Minnesota Senate GOP unveils massive $8.5B tax cut proposal

KIMT 3: Republicans in Minnesota Senate propose ‘biggest tax cut in state history’

Minnesota Reformer: Republicans propose big tax cut; Dems say it’s too much for the rich

Fox 9: DFLers say Minnesota shouldn’t charge gas tax this summer as inflation hedge

Kare 11: Lawmakers pitch gas tax holiday in Minnesota

St. Cloud Times: Tax relief, public safety remain top issues in 2022 session

Star Tribune: Minnesota House Democrats propose summertime gas tax holiday

Duluth News Tribune: Some Minnesota House DFLers pitch summer gas tax holiday

Crow River Media: Policy analysts: clean fuel standards proposal dwarfs gas tax holiday pitch

AM 1100: Minnesota Senate GOP proposes $8.5B tax cut

KELO: Lower taxes for Minnesotans?

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: Eliminating SSI tax is short-sighted, irresponsible

Bring Me the News: Group of House DFLers seeks support for ‘gas tax holiday’ this summer

Star Tribune: Minnesotans need a break, but not on Social Security

Minnesota Reformer: 5 things to know about Minnesota’s $9.3 billion projected budget surplus

Fox 9: Minnesota surplus climbs again, to $9.3 billion

Kare 11: Minnesota’s projected budget surplus grows to $9.25 billion

Kare 11: Monday’s state budget forecast could affect lawmaker’s plans for state surplus

Bring Me the News: After state projects $9.3B surplus, Walz proposes increasing direct checks to $500, $1,000

KPVI: Minnesota projects $9.2 billion surplus, jumping by $1.5 billion

MPR News: Minnesota budget surplus tops $9.25 billion

Pioneer Press: Economic recovery drives huge state budget surplus

KSTP: Minnesota budget forecast improves, projected surplus tops $9.2B

Minn Post: Make that $9.25 billion: Minnesota budget forecast increases an additional $1.5 billion

Axios: Minnesota’s projected budget surplus grows to $9.25 billion

MPR News: As budget surplus grows, debate over what to do with it intensifies

Minn Post: Five ways of looking at Minnesota’s $9.25 billion surplus

Faribault Daily News: Surplus compares to $3,243 for every Minnesota adult

WIZM: Already-huge Minnesota budget surplus grows to $9.25 billion

KFGO: Minnesota communities seek increased aid from state surplus

Economic development

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Outside investment is essential to northern Minnesota’s future

Duluth News Tribune: Local View: Minnesotans ‘made to look like fools’ in sham comment period

Economic growth

KEYC: Manufacturing growing in southern Minnesota

Star Tribune: Today’s inflation jolt hides the long-term strain of costs of services on Minnesotans’ wallets

Labor market

Owatonna People’s Press: National labor shortage impacts business across southeastern Minnesota

Pipestone County Star: Southwest Minnesota mayors propose workforce program