Minnesota’s Angel Tax Credit Returns

The program, which was revived by the Minnesota Legislature this year, allows investors to claim a tax credit on investments in startups.

Special Session Adjourns After Minnesota Legislature Passes $48.3 Billion Budget

There will be no general tax increase, and no gas tax hike. But there will be a cut in the income tax rate for middle-income earners while a tax on medical providers will continue.

Mixing Politics and Business: A Breakdown of the Minnesota House by Profession

Breaking down the Minnesota House by profession.

As Lawmakers Take a Holiday Break, Here’s Where Things Stand at the Minnesota Legislature

There are stark differences in philosophy and strategy between the DFL-led House and GOP-run Senate, divisions best illustrated by each side’s omnibus spending and policy bills.

How Big Pharma Became the Biggest Villain of the 2019 Minnesota Legislature

Pharma has become such an inviting target that in a Legislature that can't agree on anything, multiple bills taking on the industry are still alive in both the DFL-controlled House and a GOP-controlled Senate.

Some of MN’s Lowest-Paid Workers, the St. Paul Saints Players, May Become Exempt from Minimum Wage Laws

The St. Paul Saints, the minor league baseball team that plays home games at the heavily public subsidized CHS Field in Lowertown, is 1.2 miles away from the state Capitol.

Walz, Senate Republicans at Odds Over Solution to Affordable Housing Crisis

One proposal, which has bipartisan support, would allow those who donate to affordable housing projects to take a dollar-for-dollar credit off of their state income tax bill.

The Legislature Really Wants to Help and/or Hurt Minnesota Cities Setting Municipal ID Programs

Municipal IDs are aimed at providing identification to people who are unwilling or unable to get state driver’s licenses or IDs, often because they are undocumented immigrants.

‘We’ll Fight for This One’: Gazelka Says Bill Creating Tax Credits for Private School Scholarships is a GOP Priority

The Equity and Opportunity Scholarship Act would allow donations to scholarship foundations to be credited against state income taxes. The foundations would use the money to give private school scholarships to low- and middle-income students.

New Bill Wants to Stop Cities from Setting Their Own Wage, Benefit Rules

Preemption was a more potent issue over the last four years, when Republicans controlled both the House and Senate.

‘The Challenges We Have Are Clear’: A Q&A With New DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy

Hardy’s appointment comes at a time when the Governor and policymakers are increasingly emphasizing equity in conversations about the state’s economy.

State Nears Adoption Of Equity Crowdfunding Rules

MNvest passed during the 2015 legislative session, but it has been in rulemaking since.

How A Transportation Deal Didn't Get Done At The Legislature

GOP Rep. Tim Kelly thought he had a workable plan to solve Minnesota's long-term transportation-funding crisis. So why didn't it even come up for a vote?

Legislative Session Provides Some Tax Relief For Business

One of the Minnesota Chamber's three priorities passed.

Dayton "Can't Say" If He'll Call For Special Session

The governor also said he won't hold a $300 million budget proposal and a $260 million tax cut bill “hostage” to any special session negotiations.

If MN Raises Tab Fees For Transportation, How Does It Work And Who Pays?

Everything you ever wanted to know about the policy — and politics — of Minnesota's vehicle tab fees.

Minneapolis Inks Electricity Deal With Solar Garden Operators

The city estimates it will save $28,000 this year on electricity through the agreement.

Is Tax Relief Coming To Minnesota Veterans?

Proposal would mean tax break for military retirement pay.

Mpls Council Committee Takes First Look At Paid Sick Time Ordinance

The bill would require employers to provide paid time off for employees to tend to illness, domestic abuse and care for family members.

Q&A: R.T. Rybak On His New Gig At The Minneapolis Foundation

The former Minneapolis mayor plans to continue his work on eliminating the education gap and lead the foundation in tackling issues of housing, poverty and race.

R.T. Rybak To Lead The Minneapolis Foundation

The former Minneapolis mayor previously worked with the organization during his time in office.

Minneapolis Passes $33M Package For Parks, Street Infrastructure

Meanwhile, state officials are also debating how much to spend on transportation repairs and construction.

Weak GDP Numbers Reflect Earlier Survey Findings

TCB's February report on economic activity throughout the state found a similar pullback in investment and growth.

Could State Skills Program Benefit Minority-Owned Businesses?

Though the MJSP has awarded millions in grants over the years, some say the state could do much more to make sure minority-owned businesses are taking advantage of such opportunities.

Dayton Hires Equity Veteran To Tackle State’s Economic Disparities

Karen Francois previously served in a similar department at the City of Minneapolis.

Legislators Still Far Apart On Issues Halfway Through Session

Taking shots at the other side's math is a long-held tradition in St. Paul. Yet the difference in the numbers being bandied about on taxes, transportation and bonding hint at a formidable problem for lawmakers.

Dayton Remains Biggest Hurdle In Fireworks Legalization

A bill allowing aerial fireworks already passed the House and could make it through the Senate. But the governor has public safety concerns.

Will Lawmakers Change Income, Estate Tax Rules This Year?

Peter Nelson of the Center for the American Experiment spoke to the state’s legislative body and believes change could happen, but maybe not this year.

Property Taxes: Which Cities Give And Which Take In Twin Cities Region?

Under the 1971 Fiscal Disparities Act, the Twin Cities region shared $594 million in tax revenue among nearly 200 taxing entities in 2015.

Minnesota's Great Wealth Migration

Billions of dollars are fleeing the state because of higher taxes and a growing perception that its government is 'anti-success.'

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