Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 4/21/22

State and local taxes and spending

Minn Post: Proposed Amazon delivery fee to raise money for Minnesota transportation appears dead

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: How Social Security tax affects this taxpayer

Grand Rapids Herald Review: How are local businesses faring with new sales & use taxes?

Brainerd Dispatch: Reader Opinion: Change property value rules

St Cloud Times: Local Government Aid good for St. Cloud, reminder that we all need each other

MPR News: Tax, fee hikes ruffle feathers as lawmakers piece together Minnesota’s budget

KROC: Minnesota Tax Collections Nearly 5% Higher Than Forecast 

Pioneer Press: Real World Economics: Things to consider with a fifth state tax bracket

WCCO: Minnesota House Democrats’ tax plan includes rebate checks, new tax bracket for highest earners

MPR News: Minnesota House tax plan seeks billions in cuts, also increases

Minnesota Reformer: Takeaways from the House DFL’s tax plan

The Center Square: Minnesota lawmakers feud over tax bill

Kare 11: Rebate checks part of House DFL tax plan

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota House tax bill includes $1.3 billion tax rebate, other tax credits

WCCO: Minnesota House to debate transportation funding package that includes new taxes, fees

Bring Me the News: House DFL releases its 2023 tax bill: Here’s what’s in it

Minn Post: ‘Exactly the right moment.’ House DFL wants tax on top earners, corporations amid budget surplus

KIMT 3: Minnesota House Democrats unveil Tax Bill that includes one time payments, tax credits and partial removal of taxes on social security

Pioneer Press: MN House passes transportation bill with 75-cent delivery fee, sales tax hike for metro area, but Senate version differs

Minn Post: Tax credits of up to $1,500 for e-bikes added to Minnesota Senate transportation budget

Kare 11: Delivery tax plan sparks emotion in House debate

Mankato Free Press: Our View: Legislature: DFL must aim for middle on tax cuts, increases

Kare 11: Minn. House approves huge boost in school funding

Duluth News Tribune: Our View / Duluth City Council: Don’t take away tax break, even if modest

Mankato Free Press: Viewpoint: House DFL plan too expensive

Economic growth

Newsbreak: Minnesota’s Economy Takes a Hit as More Businesses Succumb to Financial Woes

Bemidji Pioneer: Dave Hengel column: Growing our economy and growing our workforce go hand-in-hand

Star Tribune: Is a recession coming after all? Winona’s Fastenal once again sends an important signal

Labor market

Star Tribune: Minnesota worker shortages turned a corner by midyear 2022 — but are far from over

MPR News: Northwest Minnesota cities add amenities to lure scarce workers

WJON: Report shows Minnesota still needs more workers

Star Tribune: Small changes could make Minnesota the leader for remote workers

Red Lake Nation News: Total Minnesota Job Vacancies Drop from Record High; Many Industries and Occupations Had Openings at or Near Historical Highs

Minnesota Reformer: Long COVID is hurting business; workplace accommodations could help

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Job Vacancies Declined in 2022

Kare 11: Unemployment drops in Minnesota, but 5,700 jobs lost in March

KNSI: Minnesota Loses Jobs In March But Unemployment Rate Declines

Pioneer Press: State drops 5,700 jobs in March, unemployment rate ticks down

Star Tribune: Minnesota lost jobs in March despite the unemployment rate ticking down

Fox 21: Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Down Slightly In March

KSTP: Minnesota unemployment rate, jobs drop slightly

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota unemployment rate down slightly in March

Finance & Commerce: Minnesota’s unemployment rate falls to 2.8%

KEYC: Minnesota unemployment rate drops in March

Mankato Free Press: Local job numbers up 3.4% in March

KROC: Minnesota Job and Wage Growth Trail National Average

Economic development

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: No surprise that Minnesota ranks most expensive for business