Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 7/28/23

Labor market

Fergus Now: Job Growth Continues Across Minnesota

Detroit Lakes Tribune: More Minnesotans have joined the workforce

Star Tribune: New group will advise Gov. Tim Walz on what to do about Uber and Lyft driver wages

KSTP: Minneapolis City Council to hear proposal on minimum wage for rideshare drivers Tuesday

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: In Duluth, we’re drowning in tax increases

MPR News: St. Paul public sector relies on downtown property taxes, so why isn’t it bringing its employees back?

KSTP: St. Paul’s 1% sales tax bump would fund parks, reconstruction of ‘main streets,’ not fill potholes

KSTP: Mayor Carter vetoes proposed property tax levy for early childhood education


Fox News: Minnesota small businesses bracing for cost of billion-dollar paid leave law: ‘It’s just crazy’

KSTP: Minneapolis considers minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

WCCO: Minneapolis considers minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

Minnesota Reformer: Minneapolis council weighs minimum pay ordinance for Uber and Lyft drivers

Economic growth

Axios: Minnesota outpacing Midwest in manufacturing job growth