Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 5/4/17

State taxes and spending

Owatonna People’s PressREP. JOHN PETERSBURG: Tax conformity plan will simplify state tax code, decrease taxes

Star Tribune: Minnesota House passes tax plan that would lower rates for most, increase taxes on some

KIMT: Tax simplification bill passes the Minnesota House

Pioneer PressMinnesota Legislature’s tax conformity puzzle coming together

WCCOMinnesotans Could Face Hikes With New Federal Tax Law

Minn PostMinnesota House passes tax plan

MPR NewsDaily Digest: House tax plan gets bipartisan support

Rochester Post BulletinBill matching state, federal tax codes passes House

MPR NewsMN Senate adds its plan to tax debate

Star TribuneMinnesota Senate Republicans propose tax cuts for lowest state income bracket

Kare 11: Minnesota Senate rolls out tax conformity plan

WCCOMinn. GOP Lawmakers Unveil Sweeping Tax Plan

Pioneer PressMark Dayton pushes for $138M for schools’ budget shortfalls

Press & NewsHouse passes bill to reduce taxes, simplify state code

Crookston TimesSmall income tax cut for all earners tops Minnesota Senate GOP plan

Minn PostWho pays, who saves under the three tax plans being proposed at the Minnesota Legislature

KIMT3: New tax plan considered in Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota leaders ready to negotiate taxes

WCCOMinn. Senate Passes Plan To Sync State Taxes With Federal Overhaul

Pioneer PressMinnesota Senate approves its tax plan; now the tough negotiations begin

Minn PostState Senate passes tax bill

Red Wing Republican EagleColumn: Reduce taxes and simplify state tax code

Economic development

Dairyland PeachCapitol visit uncovers many Minnesota facts

Prior Lake AmericanCommentary: Growth doesn’t pay for itself

Star NewsOtsego awarded state economic development grant

KNSI: Corridors of Commerce projects

Duluth News TribuneRural lawmakers: MnDOT funding goes to metro

Duluth News TribuneOur View: Even Duluth can celebrate small businesses

Faribault Daily NewsOUR VIEW: Small businesses keep our community healthy, growing

The Bemidji PioneerMN agency provides almost $1 million to Bemidji area for workforce development

Twin Cities BusinessFour Minnesota Companies with Expansion Plans Receive State Grants

Winona Daily NewsGuest view: Investing in infrastructure makes good sense

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalThe vital role of manufacturing gives Minnesota’s industry optimism

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalSoftware developers list advantages, disadvantages of doing business in Minnesota

Economic growth

Star Tribune: Confidence growing among Minnesota small-business owners, according to USB survey

Finance & CommerceMidwest business conditions index up again

The Free PressMidwest economy: April state-by-state glance

Star TribuneManufacturing in Minnesota and across Midwest grows for 17th straight month

MPR NewsWill Final Four hoops deliver a big bounce to Minneapolis?

Labor market

Northfield NewsFinding work for people is a non-partisan issue

West Central TribuneLongtime Montevideo manufacturer to close, affecting 110 workers

KSTPAmazon Announces Plans to Add 200 High-Tech Jobs in Minneapolis

Minn PostHow Hennepin County is tackling Minnesota’s employment disparities

Duluth News TribuneJob market steady in March

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