Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 5/27/22

State and local taxes and spending

The Center Square: Big problems, little time for Minnesota lawmakers cobbling budget

MPR News: Scant time left for lawmakers as they grasp for session deals

Grand Forks Herald: ‘Time is running out’: Minnesota lawmakers race to spend $8 billion in last three days

Minn Post: Minnesota lawmakers say they have a deal on what would be largest tax cut in state history

MPR News: Deal reached on bill that eliminates taxes on Social Security income

Duluth News Tribune: Social Security tax elimination, tax cut included in Minnesota deal but no Walz checks

KSTP: Lawmakers reach tax deal, but spending agreements remain elusive

Fox 9: Social Security tax eliminated under Minnesota lawmakers’ deal

Rochester Post Bulletin: Social Security tax elimination, tax cut included in Minnesota deal but no Walz checks

Fox 21: Social Security Tax Eliminated Under Minnesota Lawmakers’ Deal

Pioneer Press: Lawmakers ink deal for ‘largest tax cut in history of MN’

WCCO: ‘This Is Historic’: Lawmakers Reach Tax Cut Deal Ahead Of Session Deadline

Fox 9: Minnesota lawmakers miss deadline on tax cuts, spending; special session uncertain

Axios: Tax cuts and school spending stall as Minnesota Legislature session wraps up

Bring Me the News: Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session’s end

Mankato Free Press: Tax bill settled, other major bills stalled

KVRR: Minnesota Lawmakers Not Expected To Finish Work Before Deadline

Duluth News Tribune: No bonding bill in sight as Minnesota lawmakers close on midnight deadline

The Center Square: Minnesota lawmakers fail to pass spending, tax relief bills

Pioneer Press: After blown deadline, uncertainty about whether tax breaks, spending plans will happen

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota Legislature misses budget deadline on deals for taxes, budget and $9 billion surplus

Minnesota Reformer: Billions left unspent as divided Legislature flounders in final hours

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota lawmakers left St. Paul without passing $8 billion in tax and spending bills. So now what?

Minn Post: Legislative leaders have wrestled with spending Minnesota’s historic surplus. Scott Jensen has some thoughts about that

Brainerd Dispatch: Think land values are high? State says county should have gone higher

Labor market

Owatonna People’s Press: Panel: Labor shortage is here to stay

Hometown Focus: Job growth again outpaces the nation

Owatonna People’s Press: How the pandemic exacerbated Greater Minnesota’s workforce challenges

Wahepton Daily News: Minnesota sees lowest unemployment rate in state’s recorded history

KIMT 3: Olmsted County unemployment rate reached the lowest ever recorded last month

Lakeland Broadcasting: Bonding bill fails in St. Paul

Owatonna People’s Press: Local businesses continue to grapple with labor shortage

Economic development

Minnesota Reformer: Proposal to ban mining near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters sets off battle in Congress

Economic growth

Business North: New Minnesota liquor bill signed into law