Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 8/11/23

State and local taxes and spending

Minnesota Reformer: Cheap insulin, expanded tax credits and other benefits now available for undocumented Minnesotans

Winona Post: Winona County OKs first tax increase for affordable housing in decade

Pioneer Press: Low-income families will benefit the most from DFLers tax changes. Here’s how

Minn Post: Does a new state law increase the cost of vehicle registration taxes in Minnesota?

Pioneer Press: St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter budget address has plan for medical debt relief, 3.7 percent tax levy increase

Star Tribune: St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter offers budget with smaller property tax increase, urges voters to hike sales tax

Labor market

Kare 11: Help wanted: Next generation healthcare workers

MPR News: Immigrants, refugees in Minnesota increasingly filling critical direct care jobs

Minnesota Reformer: Home health care workers among most in-demand Minnesota jobs — and lowest paid


Bloomberg Tax: Minnesota’s Minimum Wages Projected to Increase 2.5% in 2024

KSTP: Minneapolis City Council committee to hold hearing on rideshare worker protections Tuesday

Minnesota Reformer: Minneapolis advances minimum wage proposal for Uber and Lyft drivers

MPR News: Proposal to boost rideshare driver pay moves forward in Minneapolis

Sahan Journal: Proposed Uber, Lyft ordinance heads to Minneapolis City Council for approval

WCCO: Minneapolis City Council moving towards minimum wage for rideshare drivers

Economic growth

Bloomberg: First American City to Tame Inflation Owes Its Success to Affordable Housing