Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 5/11/17


Grand Rapids Herald Review: Minnesota leaders ready to negotiate taxes

KDUZ: MN Senate approves tax plan with income tax cut

KXRAMinnesota Senates Passes Tax Conformity Bill

Austin Daily HeraldSenate passes plan to sync state taxes with feds; Republicans, Dayton have until May 21 to hash out plans

Crookston TimesMinnesota Senate passes plan to sync state taxes with federal overhaul

WCCOWith Tax Pieces In Play, It’s Capitol Deal-Making Season

Marshall IndependentSenate OKs plan to sync state taxes with fed overhaul

Star TribuneMinnesota lawmakers have two weeks left, much to do at the Capitol

WNAXMinnesota Lawmakers Approve Tax Bills

The Pilot-IndependentHouse passes bill to reduce taxes, simplify state code

Fairmont SentinelHouse OKs tax reforms

Star TribuneWhat you need to know about the Minnesota Legislature’s tax bills

Star TribuneA late-session plea for fairness in Minnesota tax reform

Minn PostWith less than two weeks to go, the Minnesota Legislature still has a long list of to-dos. What can actually get done?

Pioneer PressMark Dayton, lawmakers agree to fix what MN owns first, but differ on what to spend

MPR NewsApril was a banner tax month for Minnesota


Courthouse News ServiceFeds Renew Leases for Mining in Minnesota Wilderness

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Consider the source with anti-mining pieces

Economic development

Star TribuneTwin Cities business and nonprofit leaders tie ‘equity’ to improved economic growth

Mesabi Daily News: State needs to look hard at natural gas

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota finally says why we didn’t get Amazon’s new headquarters (Spoiler alert)

Twin Cities BusinessWhy Minnesota Couldn’t Land Amazon’s HQ2: Not Enough Tech Talent

Bemidji PioneerPIONEER EDITORIAL: Legislature needs to deliver for higher education

Labor market

Star TribuneMinnesota chamber expands-integrates efforts to produce more workers for employee-hungry economy

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Chamber of Commerce Launches Initiative to Tackle Workforce Shortage

Finance & CommerceChamber combines workforce programs in new entity

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