Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 4/29/22

Labor market

Worthington Globe: Minnesota needs commonsense workforce development

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota has more than twice as many job openings as job seekers

Economic growth

Owatonna People’s Press: Special panel discusses pandemic recovery for businesses

Faribault Daily News: Economic pressure is squeezing family budgets

State and local taxes and spending

Pioneer Press: MN has almost $10.5 billion saved. Here’s how lawmakers want to spend it

Pioneer Press: Letters: We have a huge budget surplus in Minnesota. Stop taxing Social Security

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: Property taxes have skyrocketed

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: No need to fight, let’s make the whole city a TIF

WCCO: Will Minnesota Eliminate Taxes On Social Security Benefits?

Pioneer Press: In State of the State address, Walz urges compromise on spending and tax cuts

Mankato Free Press: Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’

Duluth News Tribune: In surprise move, Minnesota House approves $3.73 billion plan to repay unemployment fund, issue hero checks

The Center Square: Gov. Walz advocates for compromise in State of the State address

Finance & Commerce: Walz calls for deal on unemployment tax

The Center Square: Think tank speakers call on Minnesota to offset tax cuts with $9.3 billion surplus

Axios: “Linked” issues remain a sticking point in Minnesota unemployment fund fix

The Timberjay: Tax proposals reveal the parties’ stark differences

KNSI: Chamber Urges Legislature to Address Unemployment Insurance Immediately

Fox 9: Clock running out on Minnesota lawmakers ahead of business tax increase

Fox 9: Minnesota lawmakers reach deal on unemployment insurance taxes, worker bonuses

Axios: Minnesota lawmakers strike deal to avert business tax hike

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota legislative leaders reach multi-billion dollar unemployment insurance, worker paycheck deal

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota Legislature strikes deal on pandemic pay, rolls back unemployment tax on business

WCCO: Minnesota Legislature Reaches Deal Replenishing Jobless Claims Fund And Sending $500M To Frontline Workers

KTOE: Minnesota House Advances Bill To Replenish State’s Unemployment Fund

Star Tribune: Lawmakers reach deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’