Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 4/26/24


Alexandria Echo Press: Minn. Senate approves key legislation to ease regulatory burdens

Duluth News Tribune: Point: Attracted by the flexibility, workers dig the gig economy

Duluth News Tribune: Counterpoint: Gig work doesn’t have to be a race to the bottom

Minnesota Reformer: Minneapolis research staff calculate new estimates of Uber and Lyft driver costs

Minnesota Reformer: After union pushback, House DFL cuts proposal to change first week of new leave program to unpaid

Labor market

KXRA: Minnesota’s unemployment rate holds steady

KNSI: Minnesota Adds Jobs At Twice the National Rate In March

KAAL TV: DEED highlights Rochester area in new jobs report

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: School district residents already taxed unfairly

WDAY: Minnesota lawmakers meet to discuss taxes as legislative session nears end

Bloomberg Tax: Minnesota Bill Would Expand Child Tax Credit, Offer Free Filing

Albert Lea Tribune: My Point of View: Government should prioritize fiscal prudence

Winona Post: So much money!

Economic development

Brainerd Dispatch: Next Rosenmeier forum to focus on copper-nickel mining

Economic growth

Star Tribune: In Minnesota, statistical gloom amid the hope of a progressive-led boom