Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 5/17/19

State and local taxes

MPR NewsMinnesota took in $489 million more than expected in April

Star TribuneState of Minnesota pulls in nearly $500 million more than expected in April

KSTPState revenue soars in April, could impact budget deal

Jackson County PilotLocal lawmakers bristle at House budget bills

Elk River Star NewsDevelop budget that cuts waste, addresses needs without tax hikes

Star TribuneAs Minnesota Legislature wraps up, partisan differences hang on budget negotiations

Grand Forks Herald: Walz, legislative leaders net walleye, fail to reel in budget deal

KSTPBudget talks abruptly end at the Capitol, gas, healthcare taxes remain sticking points

KBJR 6Minnesota lawmakers continue budget talks as session deadline looms

MPR NewsDaily Digest: One week to go, still no deal

Star TribuneGov. Walz and legislative leaders fail to reach agreement Sunday night

International Falls JournalCounty Program Aid is property tax relief for state mandated services

KXRAApril Revenue Review with Statement from Commissioner Frans

MPR NewsCapitol budget talks break down

WCCOGov. Walz Offers Reduced Gas Tax Hike As Budget Meetings Continue

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota budget talks pick up as clock ticks down to strike a deal

MPR NewsWhat’s the holdup? 4 issues keeping DFL, GOP from a deal at the Capitol

Minn PostHow Senate Republicans’ ‘no new taxes’ stance became the driving force of the 2019 Legislature

Pipestone County StarHospital administrators lobby to keep 2% provider tax

Star TribubneWalz: Minnesota budget talks reach ‘really important time’

Duluth News TribuneWalz says budget talks entering ‘really important time,’ offers few details

KBJR 6The Latest: Governor, leaders, press on with budget talks

St. Cloud TimesUPDATE: Governor, legislative leaders resume talks Wednesday

Osakis ReviewOsakis Voices: Why did my valuation go up?

SW News MediaCarver County transportation tax generating double original estimate

Star TribuneMinnesota leaders: Don’t neglect these three budget rules

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Despite budget surpluses, tax increases still debated in Minnesota as May 20th deadline looms

Duluth News TribunePatients, advocates make last pleas to lawmakers as session clock ticks down

WCCOPrecious Few Days Left To Negotiate At Capitol

Austin Daily HeraldWalz: Minnesota budget talks reach ‘really important time’

Duluth News TribuneLocal View: Roads, bridges will only deteriorate more without action in St. Paul

Minn PostAs budget talks drag on at Minnesota Capitol, lawmakers take steps to avoid shutdown

Labor market

WCCORacial Disparities Remain In Minnesota’s Job Market Despite Low Unemployment

WCCOCollege Grads Face Racial Disparities In MN Job Market

MPR NewsBill would share tax data for minimum wage study

Duluth News TribuneStudents get trucking: Minnesota schools, industry partner to train students to obtain CDL

Echo PressTight job market spurs unique methods: Knute Nelson gets creative in search for employees

WCCOHelp Wanted: Minnesota Is Losing Worker

Star TribuneSeasonal construction boosts Minnesota monthly job growth

Pioneer PressMinnesota gains 3,600 jobs in April; unemployment rose to 3.3 percent

KDUZ: Minnesota adds 3,600 jobs in April

WDIOSlight Job Gain for Twin Ports in April

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota unemployment rate inches up, despite more jobs; here’s who’s hiring and firing

KDALMinnesota Unemployment At 3.3% In April


Star TribuneNorth American trade proposal will put U.S. in a better position

Winona Daily News‘We can barely keep up’: Southeast Minnesota employers wait impatiently for new nurses

Lonsdale News ReviewLocal farmer testifies before Congress about sagging farm economy, trade war

Economic development

Pioneer PressJulie Bunn: The pressing need for economic and personal-finance education in Minnesota

St. Cloud TimesUniversity of Minnesota continues to drive economic success

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota ranked near top of best U.S. states

Star TribuneMinnesota manufacturers say worker shortages hurting growth

KIMT: Minnesota ranked 3rd best state to live in; Iowa drops from 1st to 13th

Knox News Radio: Best states – ND & MN

Business NorthMinnesota ranked near top of best U.S. states

Pioneer PressWe’re No. 3! Minnesota ranks near top of state rankings, again.

WCCOMinnesota Is Just Plain The 3rd Best U.S. State, Survey Finds

Star TribuneTwin Metals wins renewal of federal mining leases in northeastern Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneTrump administration renews Twin Metals mining leases


KSTPBillion dollar threat: Foreign pig disease could paralyze Minnesota economy

Rochester Post BulletinSurvey: Region’s bankers losing confidence in farm economy

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