Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 4/19/24


MPR News: ‘Look what you made me do’: Minnesota lawmakers pass proposals to crack down on ticket, junk fees

Minnesota Reformer: Legislature votes to eliminate carve-outs to state minimum wage — and other labor news

Minnesota Reformer: Arming workers with more information will help both the workers and the economy

Minn Post: Profiting or providing? Minnesota Legislature weighs corporations’ role in state’s economy

Economic growth

Star Tribune: Ramstad: Guess what, Minnesota: Retirees are moving here, not leaving

Star Tribune: Ramstad: Misinterpreting data led me to the wrong conclusion about Minnesota retirees

Economic development

Business North: Mining’s economic impact could triple by 2013

State and local taxes and spending

KTTC: On Tax Day, MN Republicans highlight their tax policy

KSTP: GOP lawmakers use Tax Day to remind voters of DFL tax increases

Minnesota Reformer: Democrats to cut proposal allowing Minnesota cities to enact fees on broadband providers

KVRR: A new sales tax could impact the Minnesota side of the Fargo-Moorhead metro

Star Tribune: Minnesota House drops ‘franchise fees’ on internet providers that would have hiked bills

Star Tribune: Taxes increasingly paying for the past — not the future

Minn Post: ‘Bloodbath’ over local sales taxes at the Minnesota Capitol? No, but it’s a robust debate

Winona Post: Higher sales tax is not the Border Battle we want

The Timberjay: Measure would bring big investments to the Range

Minnesota Reformer: Proposed sales tax for housing funding dead in the Legislature

Star Tribune: After a bumper crop of new sales taxes approved in 2023, legislators look at limits

WCCO: Minnesota lawmakers consider bill to tweak new paid family and medical leave program

Labor market

The Neighbor: Fastest-growing jobs in Minnesota

Kare 11: DEED: Minnesota sees significant job, employment gains in March

WCCO: Minnesota gains 11,000 jobs in March, showing strong labor force growth

Star Tribune: Minnesota added thousands of jobs in March but worker shortage still an issue

Brainerd Dispatch: Minnesota gains 11,000 jobs and 3,000 workers in March

KTTC: Minnesota gains 11,000 jobs, 3,000 workers in March

KIMT 3: Unemployment rate unchanged for March in Minnesota

Pioneer Press: Minnesota gains 11,000 jobs in March, unemployment steady at 2.7%

Finance & Commerce: Construction among leaders as Minnesota adds 11K jobs