Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 7/26/19

Labor market

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Reports 3,300 New Jobs in June, But Will Those Numbers Change?

Wahepton Daily NewsMinnesota’s unemployment rate holds steady for June

Pioneer PressMN’s new wage theft law is nation’s toughest — bosses who don’t pay workers could face prison

Finance & CommerceQ&A: Tackling worker shortages one partnership at a time

Alexandria Echo PressLetter to the Editor: Workers not hired because of visa paperwork

Mankato Free PressOur View: Wages / Raising federal minimum wage far overdue

Twin Cities BusinessMinneapolis to Hold Public Hearing on Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

Economic development

Bemidji PioneerGreater Minnesota Cities coming to town: Bemidji to host coalition conference

Duluth News TribuneLocal View Column: Trust the local PolyMet team, backed by Glencore, to deliver for Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneStatewide View Column: Roads, bridges get big boost in funding — without tax increase

Minn PostEnbridge’s Line 3 project is becoming an issue in the 2020 presidential race

Bemidji PioneerLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t ignore facts when it comes to Line 3

Star TribuneMinnesota lawmakers call for suspension of all state permits for PolyMet copper-nickel mine

Minn PostDFL lawmakers call on Walz to suspend PolyMet permits

Economic growth

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Economic forecast in Minnesota’s Northwoods: Sunny with a few clouds

Swift County Monitor-NewsClear Strategy Needed To See Rural Minnesota Grow

Minn PostIs Trump right that Minnesota’s having its best economic year ever?

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Lagging U.S. for GDP Growth

State and local taxes and spending

Star TribuneIn a suburban first, four metro cities to adopt local sales tax

Pine JournalCarlton County to implement wheelage, local-option sales taxes

Mille Lacs MessengerMille Lacs County – County says ‘no’ to wheelage tax increase

The Center SquareBy the numbers: Minnesota has nation’s highest rental car tax rates

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