Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 4/7/22

Economic growth

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s economy slowed but remained resilient in last months of 2022

Star Tribune: Many women 65 and older struggle to stay above Minnesota’s poverty line


Duluth News Tribune: Local View: Let’s help, not hurt, disabled workers in Minnesota

Fox 9: Advocates push to end subminimum wage for Minnesotans with disabilities

State and local taxes and spending

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s 30% budget jump is spend-it-while-you-can thinking

Star Tribune: Minnesota Democrats consider tax and fee increases

Pioneer Press: MN Legislature weighs increases in taxes and fees for transportation

Minnesota Reformer: Taxes are the price Minnesotans pay for prosperity

Star Tribune: New taxes will make leaving Minnesota pay

MPR News: Details on Minnesota tax relief to become clearer next week

Minnesota Reformer: Even sales taxes can make society more equal

Minnesota Reformer: Cities and counties want new sales taxes; House chair won’t hear of it

CBS News: DFL proposes sales tax increase in metro to fund affordable housing programs, rental assistance

Pioneer Press: St. Paul sales tax proposal stalls as MN House looks to regional tax for affordable housing

Reason: Minnesota Taxpayers Could Be Pillaged for $280 Million in Vikings’ Stadium Upgrades

KTTC: Exclusive: Gov. Walz talks budget, taxes, and more in sit-down interview

Yahoo: Minnesota is the most expensive state to start a business, new study finds

Pioneer Press: St. Paul sales tax proposal stalls as MN House looks to regional tax for affordable housing

Lakefield Standard: Fogelman opposes DFL ‘delivery tax’

Duluth News Tribune: Statewide View: Solve shortage of investments in youngest Minnesotans

KFGO: Minnesota cities and counties want share of legal cannabis revenue

Detroit Lakes Online: Sen. Paul Utke column: An alternative to high-spending budget targets

Labor market

Hometown Focus: Minnesota posts another month of strong job growth new data says

Minnesota Reformer: Franchise owners are colluding to suppress Minnesota workers’ wages

KROC: Rochester jobless rate is the highest in over a year