Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 6/18/21

State and local taxes and spending

Minn Post: Latest tax collection report reveals the state of Minnesota is pretty much rolling in cash

Bemidji Pioneer: Commentary: State needs to fix property-tax repayment problem it created

St. Cloud Times: Central Minnesota lawmakers ready to take on budget, executive powers in special session Monday

KAAL TV: Minnesota Legislature reaches tax bill agreement

KIMT 3: State Sen. Nelson: Bipartisan agreement reached on Minnesota tax bill

The Center Square: Lawmakers strike deal on $944 million tax bill

Minnesota Reformer: Legislators reach agreement on tax bill

Fox 9: Minnesota is forgiving 2020 jobless benefits and PPP loans. So where’s the money?

Star Tribune: Minnesota film boosters hoping for passage of tax-credit plan to lure TV series to state

Knox Radio: Back taxes could cost MN counties millions

Economic growth

Star Tribune: Minnesota consumers, businesses deal with new economic surprise: fast-rising prices

The Center Square: How COVID-19 Affected Minnesota’s Economy

Labor market

MPR News: Worker shortage frustrates Minnesota businesses

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota adds 14,800 jobs, unemployment dips to 4%

MPR News: Minnesota unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in May

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