Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 7/2/21

Economic growth

KPVI: Minnesota ranks 5th worst in new economic outlook analysis

State and local taxes and spending

Sun This Week: Burnsville will study ‘participatory budgeting’

Pioneer Press: With divided government at MN Legislature, budget deal making is a slog

KEYC: Walz signs five budget bills into law

Minnesota Reformer: Grading the state budget: Not bad, but there’s much more to do

KAAL TV: 5 omnibus budget bills signed into law on Saturday

Detroit Lakes Online: Minn. House and Senate overcome public safety budget impasse — for the most part

KROC: Minnesota Legislative Leaders Agree on Public Safety Budget Bill 

Kare 11: Minnesota House, Senate approve bill giving nearly a billion dollars in tax cuts

KSTP: Gov. Walz signs Minnesota’s COVID-19 recovery budget

MPR News: Long, strange trip: Legislature passes new budget

Economic development

Grand Forks Herald: Viewpoint: Encourage postsecondary education to provide the skill sets our region needs

Labor market

WCCO: In This Tight Labor Market, Employers Offering Higher Pay, Better Benefits

Star Tribune: Minneapolis, St. Paul mandated minimum wage goes up, but pandemic is shaping impact

Kare 11: Minimum wage increases take effect Thursday in Minneapolis, St. Paul

WCCO: Minimum Wage Hike Goes Into Effect In Minneapolis, St. Paul