Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 5/3/24


Minn Post: Minnesota should end sub-minimum wage for workers with disabilities

WQOW: Minneapolis smokers to pay some of the highest cigarette prices in US with a $15 per-pack minimum

Star Tribune: Minimum wage proposed for Minnesota’s nursing home workers

Axios: The biggest hurdle facing Minnesota’s possible Uber, Lyft deal

Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota’s new labor board votes for nearly $23.50 an hour minimum wage for nursing home workers

Sahan Journal: Minnesota board takes big step toward statewide pay standards for nursing home workers

Minnesota Reformer: Uber and Lyft alternatives say they will launch in Minneapolis soon … just not today

Minnesota Reformer: Senate approves ban on ‘junk fees’

Star Tribune: Marijuana rescheduling will make pot businesses ‘significantly more profitable’

Economic development

Duluth News Tribune: In Response: Set the record straight about the industry that shaped our region

Economic growth

Star Tribune: Ramstad: State demographer drops a sweeping report on Minnesotans’ migration patterns

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota isn’t great for business, say CEOs surveyed in state ranking

Duluth News Tribune: Statewide View: Four reforms enacted now could benefit all Minnesotans

State and local taxes and spending

KDHL: February & March Minnesota Tax Revenues Topped Estimate by 6.5%

Labor market

Star Tribune: A promised immigration crackdown if Trump wins re-election could cripple Minnesota’s workforce