Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 4/14/22

State and local taxes and spending

Morrison County Record: Schultz: Let’s make Minnesota more affordable

Pioneer Press: Bill would extend downtown St. Paul TIF district to 2033 to cover RiverCentre, Xcel, parking ramp

Fergus Falls Daily Journal: Not what we thought

Star Tribune: A taxing debate at the Capitol

Kare 11: Gov. Walz touring Minnesota to highlight childcare plan and tax credits for parents

Mankato Free Press: Verdict on state aid to cities to have big impact on property taxes

Law 360: Biz Groups Oppose Minn. Worldwide Tax Reporting Bill

Fox 9: New Minnesota tax bracket would target highest earners in state

Minnesota Reformer: DFL lawmakers propose additional income tax tier targeting wealthy Minnesotans

Duluth News Tribune: DFL lawmakers weigh new tax bracket for top-earning Minnesotans

Willmar Radio: Tab, fee and tax increases part of Transportation Bill, advances to House floor

KNSI: House Committee Takes Up Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill Thursday; NFIB Voices Concerns

Lakeland PBS: Lawmakers Discuss Bill for Paid Family and Medical Leave System in MN

Axios: Billions in tax increases in the mix at Minnesota Legislature

Labour market

Cook County News Herald: Minnesota posts another month of strong job growth; private sector fully recovers from pandemic job loss

CBS News: Families of people with disabilities speak out against bill that would end subminimum wage

Star Tribune: Why manufacturing jobs are attracting more young Minnesota workers

St. Cloud Times: Who earns? Who cares?

Economic development

Elk River Star News: County looks to put economic development in overdrive

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Northland economy-boosting needs broad support

Economic growth

MPR News: Business booming in NW Minnesota despite tight labor market

Ag Week: 2022 farm profits were the second highest among the historical records in Minnesota