Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 5/19/23

State and local taxes and spending

Minnesota Reformer: House Dems no-show at tax panel

Minn Post: Mayor says Minneapolis must ‘step up’ to fund public housing. Does the city need to raise property taxes do that?

Austin Daily Herald: Sen. Gene Dornink: Democrats look to increase taxes, ignore the true needs of Minnesotans

Pioneer Press: Minnesota Democrats plan to grow state government to historic size

Star Tribune: Fixed-price gas tax leaves state roads in bad shape

Elk River Star News: Letter: Despite budget surplus, housing budget agreement includes sales tax

MPR News: As DFL drives final pieces of agenda, business interests object

Minnesota Reformer: Are Minnesotans really fleeing to low-tax states?

Kare 11: Walz promises deals on rebate checks, child tax credit; supports nurse staffing compromise

Bring Me the News: Provision to exempt baby products from Minnesota sales tax stripped from proposed bill

Bloomberg Tax: Minnesota Lawmakers Advance Tax Levies on Adult-Use Cannabis

WCCO: Minnesota House passes amended jobs budget bill

WCCO: “It’s our money, is it not?”: Minnesota taxpayers sound off on what lawmakers should do with historic surplus

Star Tribune: Minnesota Democrats strike a deal on rebate checks, credits and Social Security tax cuts

MPR News: 5 things to know about the tax deal, rebate checks from the MN Capitol

MPR News: Capitol roundup: Paid family leave advances, tax deal struck

Pioneer Press: DFL lawmakers’ $3B tax deal includes $260 rebates, credits and larger Social Security exemption

Kare 11: Lawmakers strike a deal on new tax bill

KSTP: Paid family and medical leave gains final passage in House, awaits Senate vote

WCCO: Lawmakers reach deal on rebate checks for Minnesotans

Fox 9: Tax rebates, breaks coming in bill that also raises some taxes

WCCO: What Minnesota’s new tax deal could mean for your wallet

Associated Press: Minnesota taxpayers can expect rebates under $3B bill nearing passage

Kare 11: Committee reaches deal on tax package, rebate checks

KSTP: State committee reaches deal on proposed bill that includes rebate checks, Social Security tax cuts

Duluth News Tribune: DFL sets amount for rebate checks in $3 billion tax bill

Star Tribune: What is in $3 billion tax deal made by Minnesota Democrats?

KIMT 3: Minnesota Lawmakers reach agreement on Tax Bill

KSTP: Paid family and medical leave gains final passage in Legislature, awaits Walz’s signature

Economic development

Elk River Star News: Expert talks workforce, jobs

WJON: New report shows MN businesses still struggle

Grand Forks Herald: Viewpoint: Develop potential of Minnesota’s resources


Pioneer Press: ‘Sick and safe time’ requirement closer to becoming MN law

MPR News: Paid sick and safe time sent to Walz for signature

Star Tribune: Sick time provision would allow Minnesota workers to earn time off, paid by employers

Axios: Minnesota lawmakers battle with Uber, Lyft over driver pay, protections

Minnesota Reformer: Uber warns customers and drivers that it may leave Minnesota over proposed legislation

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota set to become fourth state with complete ban on noncompete agreements

Star Tribune: Uber threatens to leave parts of Minnesota over legislation that would raise driver pay

Bloomberg Law: Minnesota Democrats Go Big on Paid Leave, Noncompetes, Unions

Labor market

Minn Post: Have Minnesota teens returned to the workforce?

KPVI: Labor victory: Minnesota lawmakers approve 9 major worker-friendly changes