Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 3/8/24

State and local taxes and spending

Star Tribune: Proposal would tax Minnesota farmers to help pay for cleanup of nitrate pollution

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: New tax credit can bolster downtowns like Duluth’s

Mankato Free Press: County could sell, lease land to make up for tax deficit

Minnesota Reformer: Lawmakers requesting $500m for child care subsidy proposal

WCCO: Large businesses operating in Minnesota would need to disclose corporate franchise tax information under new bill

Minnesota Reformer: DFL lawmakers to big corporations: Show us your tax returns

The Timberjay: State projects $3.7 billion budget surplus

Labor market

Twin Cities Business: The Growing Health Care Workforce Crisis

Star Tribune: Minnesota Uber, Lyft drivers say it’s getting harder and harder to make a living

KDHL: Help Wanted: What’s Really Happening w/ Employment in Minnesota? 

KROC: Wokism and Leftism Impacts Employment, Education, and the Media 

Star Tribune: Twin Cities nursing home employees walk off the job, citing worker shortages, pay

Detroit Lakes Online: Minnesota posts solid job growth in January

KFGO: Job growth continues across Minnesota

Economic development

KIMT 3: Manufacturing workers needed in Southeastern Minnesota

Economic growth

Minn Post: In Minnesota’s latest economic forecast, 5 pieces of good news explained

WJON: SCSU’s Banaian; Debt Levels on the Rise For Many in MN 

Albert Lea Tribune: Foreign-born workforce helping fill gap in workers

Marshall Independent: Immigration softens economic blow

WDAY: Minnesota sees upward economic trends going into 2024; including jobs growth, unemployment, and wages

Star Tribune: Wage growth is now outpacing inflation in Minnesota but still hasn’t caught up


WCCO: Lyft says it will stop operating in Minneapolis on April 1 if ordinance passes, urges drivers and riders to sign petition

Minnesota Reformer: Minneapolis City Council pushes forward Uber and Lyft ordinance on eve of state report

WCCO: Minneapolis City Council passes new rideshare ordinance, despite Lyft, Uber threats to pull out

KSTP: Minneapolis mayor asks City Council to pump the brakes on rideshare ordinance

WCCO: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey pushes for City Council to compromise with rideshare companies

Axios: Minneapolis could test Uber, Lyft’s threats to leave over driver minimum pay