Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 5/10/19

State and local taxes

WatchdogConference committees meet to hash out tax, spending increases in Minnesota budgets

Morrison County RecordAs session nears end, it’s all about spending and taxes

Star TribuneDivided Minnesota Legislature faces spending chasm on schools

Wahepton Daily NewsWestrom applauds Senate passage of tax budget bill

Star TribuneMinnesota needs a realistic middle ground on school funding

Duluth News TribuneMN Capitol Notebook: ‘Political theater’ on display as budget talks start

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota party leaders start miles apart on gas tax, fees for roads and bridges

Star TribuneMinnesota lawmakers grow leery of accounting gimmicks as budget deadline nears

Hutchinson LeaderNew Discoveries will get a property tax break

Star Tribune2019 brings a new mix to Minnesota’s big conference table

Alpha NewsMinnesota Medical Patients Tax Set to Expire in 2020, Unless Renewed

New Ulm JournalDahms says tax bill cuts taxes to many taxpayers

Fox 9How local sales taxes can be secretly stolen

KIMT 3: Minnesota governor, legislative leaders, work to set budget targets

Business NorthBillions at play in conflicting Minnesota tax bills

KARE 11Provider tax pivotal piece of state budget puzzle

KIMT 3: Hopeful talk hits brick wall of reality in Minnesota capitol talks

MPR NewsCities can’t afford their roads anymore

Red Wing Republican EagleViewpoint: Lawmakers working on responsible budget

WCCO2% Medical Provider Tax A Major Sticking Point In Budget Discussions

Minn PostWhy can’t Minnesota’s legislative leaders compromise? Because their disagreement isn’t (only) about money. It’s about a philosophy of governing

Economic development

Minn PostWhy it’s so expensive to build a house in Minnesota right now

Hibbing Daily Tribune: Travel and tourism matters to the Mesabi Iron Range

Pioneer PressMinnesota’s bid for Amazon focused on quality of life over cash incentives

Finance & CommerceGrading Minnesota’s Amazon HQ2 bid

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Bid for Amazon HQ2 Finally Disclosed

Minn Post: Minnesota retail closures have ramped up in recent years. That hits particularly hard in Greater Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneStatewide View: Soaring energy prices could derail Minnesota mining’s massive opportunity

Star TribuneTrump’s tariff hike menaces strong economy

KIMT 3: Listening sessions focuses on economic growth in the Med City

Labor market

Duluth News TribuneExposure piques interest in manufacturing careers, study says

John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.