Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 4/19/19

State and local taxes

Star TribuneWhy does Minnesota tax Social Security benefits?

WatchdogAFP: Proposed federal gas tax hike would cost Minnesotans $300 more every year

Duluth News TribuneGOP’s View: Can’t find common ground with the DFL’s reckless taxing, spending

The GlobeMinnesota Chamber of Commerce criticizes Walz’s proposed budget

Bismarck TribuneTax burdens divide country’s political parties

Duluth News TribuneCommissioner’s View: Walz’s plan will keep lights on for Minnesotans — and then some

Minn PostIt’s Tax Day, so get to know where Minnesota’s revenue comes from

KVPIMinnesota ranks among top 10 states with highest tax burdens, study says

WatchdogOp-Ed: Minnesota close to making painful mistake with tax on opioid medication

KARE 11Gas tax may get new look in Minnesota

Pioneer Press: John Phelan: Who’s going to pay for all this? The ‘rich’? Think again

Minn PostWhy the GOP wants to cut Minnesota’s environmental spending

Economic development

Minn PostKeep Minnesota moving by investing in our transportation

Pioneer PressImmigrants, out-of-staters key to Minnesota’s continued growth

Star TribuneTwin Cities population growth crimped by immigration drop

Pioneer PressSteve Grove: It’s time for Minnesota to invest in innovation

Economic growth

KEYCGlobal Economy Slowing While Local Economy Remains Strong

Duluth News TribunePresident Trump extols Minnesota economy during visit

Minn PostHow different groups are faring in Minnesota’s economy

Litchfield Independent Review: Column: Booming economy means strong support for Minnesota small businesses, job creation

Labor market

Star TribuneNonprofit wages match government salaries in Minnesota for the first time

Star TribuneJob growth has stalled in Minnesota

Pioneer PressMinnesota adds 1,300 jobs in March; unemployment rate rises

WDIOTwin Ports Sees Slight Job Loss over Year

The Bemidji PioneerHelp wanted: County unemployment rate ticks up, but expected to fall in coming months

Redwood Falls GazetteSW Minnesota Private Industry Council addresses area labor needs

Faribault Daily NewsMinnesota adds 1,300 Jobs in March, unemployment at 3.2%


Winona Daily NewsBankers survey: March floods in Midwest hitting farmers hard

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