Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 5/17/24

State and local taxes and spending

NFIB: Minnesota Paid Leave Price Tag Skyrockets – Again

Minnesota Reformer: DEED says Minnesota paid leave program will start with 25% higher payroll tax than first proposed

KROC: Rochester School Board Considers $19.4 million Tax Increase Plan 

Pioneer Press: Tax for paid leave would grow under changes approved by Minnesota House

KFGO: DEED: Minnesota paid leave program could need 25% higher payroll tax than first proposed


Star Tribune: Minneapolis rideshare controversy shows growing power of progressive Democrats

Kare 11: Uber, Lyft still say they’ll leave Minnesota | Here’s what happened during their exit in Austin, Texas

KSTP: Rideshare issue headed for showdown at State Capitol

MPR News: Rideshare drivers find themselves at similar crossroads 1 year after Walz veto

WCCO: Education package, bill boosting annual minimum wage increase on their way to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk for signature

Minnesota Reformer: Uber and Lyft drivers remain as divided as lawmakers over minimum pay rates

KSTP: Minneapolis City Council committee approves new rideshare pay ordinance

Kare 11: Another rideshare operator enters Twin Cities market

Spokesman-Recorder: MN poised to establish standardized minimum wage

Star Tribune: Minnesota House to take up contentious bill setting minimum pay for Uber, Lyft drivers

Star Tribune: New overtime pay rules start July 1. Employers say that’s too soon

WCCO: New rideshare services launch in Twin Cities as Uber, Lyft appear poised to leave

Minnesota Reformer: New ride-hail company promises drivers higher wages than Uber — and other labor news

Labor market

KIMT: More jobs in Minnesota for a fourth straight month

Red Lake Nation News: Minnesota Posts Fourth Straight Month of Job Growth; Labor Force Also Grows

Star Tribune: Minnesota continues to add jobs as labor market shows signs of loosening

KRWC: New Report Shows Continuing Job Growth in MN

Pioneer Press: Minnesota gains 3,900 jobs in April, unemployment rate unchanged at 2.7%

Finance & Commerce: Minnesota gained 3,900 jobs in April, DEED says

KFGO: Minnesota unemployment rate holds steady