Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 5/18/17

State tax and spending

Star TribuneMinnesota House, Senate reach deal on tax bill

InForumMinnesota House, Senate agree on tax code overhaul that’s at odds with Dayton

Waseca County News: Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers face no must-do issues

Star News: Study: Local sales tax would contribute $1.94M a year

Marshall IndependentFarm organizations demand buffer zone property tax credit

Owatonna People’s Press: Rep. John Petersburg: Supplemental finance bill discussions now underway

KIMT3: Minnesota House, Senate strike deal on tax bill

Fox 9Minnesota House, Senate reach deal on tax bill

InForumMany issues still on the table as Minnesota legislative session enters its final week

Star TribuneFor Minnesota businesses, much riding on state tax code rewrite

MPR NewsWith a week left, lots to do at Capitol

KSTPDayton Says He Won’t Sign Tax Bill Without Emergency School Funding

WCCODayton Won’t Sign Tax Bill Without Emergency Funding For Schools

Star TribuneMinnesota House passes GOP tax bill; Dayton not yet on board

WCCOGOP House Passes Tax Bill, Testing Dayton

Pioneer PressMinnesota Legislature tests governor’s resolve with tax bill

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota bonding loses, tax bill faces veto

WCCOLegislature Passes Tax Bill, But Governor Promises Veto

Rochester Post BulletinLegislature sends tax bill to Dayton for expected veto

WCCOAt End Of Session, Showdown Begins Over Taxes

Owatonna People’s PressHighway 14 funding lost as Senate bonding bill fails

Pioneer PressJohn Spry: Minnesota needs to pass federal tax conformity now

WCCODayton Vetoes Tax Bill While Visiting Elementary School

Pioneer PressGov. Mark Dayton visits Bruce Vento Elementary to veto the GOP tax bill


Northfield News: Need to recognize the importance of farmers

Economic development

Star TribuneEconomists at Minneapolis Fed meeting explore persistent racial gaps in hiring, wealth

Pioneer PressEditorial: Work on our workforce

Fairmont SentinelState may fund area projects

Twin Cities BusinessMosaic Co. Moving HQ to Florida

Hibbing Daily Tribune: The Governor needs to listen

Economic growth

Star TribuneBusinesses start to reap tax savings from new law, but find far more uncertainty

Pioneer PressReal World Economics: On technology, productivity and the inter-connectedness of us all

Bring Me the NewsMinnesota is losing another Fortune 500 company as The Mosaic Company announces Florida move


Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Sick-safe would tax small businesses


Star TribuneMinnesota med-tech industry seeks China tariff relief

Labor market

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalTwin Cities area fails to close wage gap between white residents and residents of color, new data shows

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s employers, with fewer people to hire, are hiring fewer

Finance & CommerceMinnesota construction employment falls in snowy April

Pioneer PressMinnesota lost 3,200 jobs in April, unemployment steady at 3.2 percent

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Loses 3,200 Jobs in April

Minn PostHouse supplemental budget bill would create statewide ‘tip credit’ in Minnesota

Enbridge 3

Star TribuneEnbridge prevails in Minnesota property tax challenge

Duluth News TribunePipeline bill passes Minnesota Senate, House

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