Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 5/26/23

State and local taxes and spending

Minnesota Reformer: A breakdown of tax increases, cuts Minnesota lawmakers intend to pass

WCCO: Lawmakers reach deal on rebate checks for Minnesotans

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota could see gas tax increase, 75-cent delivery fee under transportation budget

Minn Post: Will ‘historic’ tax cuts do enough to help Minnesotans? Lawmakers at odds over tax rebate checks vs. spending on priorities

Fox 9: Gas tax increase on the table as legislative session nears end

Lakeland PBS: Minnesota Taxpayers Can Expect Rebates Under $3B Bill Nearing Passage

Star Tribune: The economic measure no one is talking about at the Minnesota Capitol

Star Tribune: Minnesota House passes $3 billion tax cut plan, goes to Senate for final vote (Note: The bill does not, in fact, include $3 billion in tax cuts)

MPR News: Capitol Roundup: Tax bill goes to Walz; gas tax increase and delivery fee to fund roads

KSTP: Tax bill passes Minnesota Senate, now heads to Walz for approval

Kare 11: Minnesota legislature passes tax bill, rebate checks included

KTTC: Minnesota House passes tax bill, rebate checks included

WCCO: Tax bill containing rebate checks passed by the House

Minn Post: DFL transportation deal includes tying gas tax to inflation, adding new 50-cent delivery fee, metro sales tax

The Daily Globe: DFL, Republicans reach deal on $2.6 billion infrastructure package

WCCO: Tax bill with $3 billion in cuts on way to Gov. Walz; Separate bill will raise gas tax and impose new fee on deliveries

Star Tribune: Minnesota Legislature passes $3 billion tax bill as Monday adjournment deadline nears

Duluth News Tribune: Tax rebate checks, Social Security tax cut headed to Minnesota governor’s desk

Pioneer Press: MN lawmakers approve tax relief, tax hikes, tax rebate

KSTP: Minnesota Legislature passes transportation bill with delivery fees, gas tax increase

Axios: Minnesota lawmakers strike deals on bonding, gas tax ahead of session’s final day

Rochester Post Bulletin: Minnesota lawmakers OK raising gas tax, new delivery fee

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Minnesota House passes taxes omnibus

WCCO: While DFL touts largest tax cut in Minnesota history, taxes will still rise for most

Kare 11: How will Minnesota tax changes impact you? It depends

Business North: Minnesota Legislature imposes $2.2 billion in new taxes

Associated Press: Minnesota Legislature adjourns after passing $72B budget; Democrats celebrate as GOP hits tax hikes

Pioneer Press: Minnesotans can expect tax rebate checks by the fall

KNSI: Legislature Passes $3 Billion Tax Bill

WCCO: Rebate checks, Social Security income tax cuts plus new taxes and fees: How will bills at State Capitol impact your budget?

Kare 11: Dept. of Revenue: Rebate checks expected to go out in early fall

KSTP: Walz expected to sign state budget into law Wednesday morning

Valley News Live: Minnesota Legislature adjourns after passing $72B budget; Democrats celebrate as GOP hits tax hikes

Star Tribune: Budget that expands Minnesota health care, abortion access, heads to governor

Eden Prairie Local News: ‘Transformational’ and also ‘bonkers:’ Minnesota Legislature ends its session of historic spending, policy changes

Kare 11: Republicans hone in on taxes as governor signs ‘One Minnesota’ budget into law

Kare 11: Walz signs ‘One Minnesota’ budget into law

WCCO: Gov. Tim Walz, DFL leaders celebrate budget with “generational impact”

Valley News Live: Minnesota Governor signs $72 billion budget bill into law

Pioneer Press: Walz signs $72 billion Minnesota budget: ‘We’re leaving no one behind’

WDIO: One Minnesota Budget signed into law

KTTC: Gov. Walz signs $72 billion “One Minnesota” budget

Star Tribune: Gov. Walz, Democrats and advocates celebrate $72 billion budget

Star Tribune: Turns out Minnesota business did have something to fear

WCCO: Supreme Court rules in favor of woman who got nothing when county took her Minneapolis condo

Labor market

KSTP: New jobs highlight Minnesota’s otherwise steady April employment report

Star Tribune: After brief slowdown, Minnesota’s job market ramps up in April

Pioneer Press: Minnesota gains 4,500 jobs in April, 43,475 over the year; jobless rate steady at 2.8%

KNSI: Minnesota Workforce Size Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels

KEYC: April unemployment holds steady; labor force participation ticks up

KROC: Minnesota Continues to See Low Unemployment But Slow Job Growth 

Willmar Radio: Minnesota unemployment rate says steady at 2.8% for April

Finance & Commerce: Minnesota labor force participation ticks up

Red Lake Nation News: Minnesota Labor Force Participation Ticks Up; Unemployment Rate Stays the Same

Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota Legislature approves minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers

Detroit Lakes Online: Tribune Editorial: Immigration reform would help solve worker shortage in Minnesota

Duluth News Tribune: Minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers awaits action from Walz

WXOW: Minnesota passes minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

Minn Post: What some so-called experts are saying about negative effects of a higher minimum wage is wrong

KFGO: Minnesota passes legislation giving Uber, Lyft drivers minimum wage, benefits

Hometown Focus: Minnesota labor force participation ticks up

Economic growth

InForum: Forum Editorial: Minnesota faces stagnation unless it can create a warmer business climate

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Losing Out on Business Expansions?