Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 3/8/19

State and local taxes

Alpha NewsNew Budget Forecast Shows Tax Surplus And Slower Economic Growth

Valley News LiveImpact of Minnesota gas tax hike proposal

St. Cloud TimesProposed tax increases could harm Minnesotans

Minn PostThe billion dollar bummer: Why some Minnesota lawmakers are so conflicted about the state’s not-exactly-small projected budget surplus

The Caledonia ArgusRep. Davids disappointed with Governor Walz’s budget plan

MPR NewsDaily Digest: Surplus shrinks by a half billion dollars

Alpha NewsRepublicans Bruce Anderson and Joe McDonald Sponsor Bill Ending Death Tax

Red Wing Republican EagleColumn: Governor’s budget raises taxes without reforms

Pioneer PressReal World Economics: Donald Trump and Tim Walz fall into the same fiscal trap

Detroit Lakes OnlineOpinion column: Smaller state surplus does not justify tax hikes

Brainerd DispatchGuest Opinion: Working toward a state budget that puts Minnesotans first

International Falls JournalOUR VIEW: Spend it carefully

Fox 9Gov. Walz stops by FOX 9 to talk recent bills, plan head

Alpha NewsWalz Proposes Plan That Adds $1.3 Billion to Minnesota Debt

Brainerd DispatchSenator talking trash: Ruud pushes to recycle state’s solid waste tax

Pioneer PressWalmart loses fight for lower taxes in Washington County

MPR News20 cents vs. four nickels: Messaging matters in gas tax debate

Willmar RadioWillmar local option sales tax presented to Minnesota House committee

Minn PostDo Minnesotans get high value for high taxes? Evidence suggests the answer is no

Duluth News TribuneAn Economist’s View: No justifying so much soaking of Minnesota taxpayers

Star TribuneGov. Walz relied on old budget toolbox when we need redesign

KXRASenate Taxes Committee Passes Legislation to Legalize Sports Betting

Economic growth

Rochester Post BulletinSurvey suggests more economic growth for Midwest, Plains

KBJR 6Midwest economy: February state-by-state glance

Star TribuneIron Range jobs, exports bounce back with help of Trump tariffs

Star TribuneManufacturing in Minnesota, Midwest still growing despite trade, hiring woes

Austin Daily HeraldEconomic forecast signals caution in Minnesota

Economic development

Northfield NewsMinnesota State looks to future as demographics change

Fox 47Proposed bill could bring in big money to southeastern Minnesota

Minn PostSmall towns near Rochester hope — and plan — for DMC-fueled growth

Star TribuneImmigration is key to growth, Minneapolis Fed president tells legislators

St. Cloud TimesCity’s new Business Development Director will lead economic recovery program

Minn PostAt Capitol, Minneapolis Fed chief talks immigration, affordable housing, and why Minnesota’s labor shortage may not be all that

Minn Post12 years ago, the Legislature set out to end poverty in Minnesota by 2020. How’s it going?

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalSteve Grove left Minnesota for Silicon Valley. Here’s what he’s bringing back


Star TribuneChallenges of doing business in Minnesota cited in unraveling of shrimp facility in Luverne

Labor market

Star TribuneDemand for workers in Minnesota could expand sharply, raising pressure on employers, educators

Pioneer Press: St. Paul is unprepared for a mandated minimum-wage increase

MPR NewsDivided Court of Appeals upholds Minneapolis minimum wage law

Star TribuneAppeals court affirms Minneapolis $15 minimum wage ordinance

WCCO‘Here To Stay’: Court Of Appeals Upholds $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

Business NorthAs the employee pool dwindles, employers get creative

Twin Cities BusinessWho Wants to Work in Manufacturing?

Winona PostGuest Opinion: CTE Month – Celebrating education that leads to workforce development

Star TribuneAppeals court upholds $15 Minneapolis minimum wage

Fox 9Court of Appeals upholds Minneapolis’ $15 minimum wage

Star TribuneState says job growth in Minnesota is slowing

MPR NewsMN 2018 job gains far below estimate; Jan. jobless rate at 3 percent

KEYC 12DEED: Minnesota Job Numbers Slowing

KROC: Job growth in Minnesota far smaller than previously reported

KDUZ: MN adds 3,800 jobs in January, unemployment ticks up to 3%

Finance & CommerceConstruction leads weak year for jobs, DEED says


Farm ForumEconomic impact of the horse industry

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