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.

Small Business Administration Offers "Mini-MBA" To Jumpstart Small Business

The program mentors small business owners to nurture additional growth.

Governor’s Task Force Suggest $200M For Rural Broadband Access

Currently two out of every ten outstate Minnesotans don’t have access to a high-speed internet connection.

Why Does The Entire Minnesota Delegation Want To Kill A Key Part Of Obamacare?

Minnesota’s representatives come from varied ideological, geographic and economic backgrounds. And they all want the medical-device tax to die.

How Lawmakers Want To Spend Minnesota's Surplus

What does the 2016 legislative session portend for Minnesota businesses?

Lawmakers Consider Putting Transportation Funding Question Before Voters

The ballot question would ask voters if tax money currently collected on the sale of auto repairs and replacement parts should be dedicated to roads and bridges.

Bonding Will Be A Top Issue For The 2016 Legislature, So How Does It Work?

And what does "repelling invasions" have to do with it?

Is Steel Dumping The Real Culprit For What Ails The Iron Range?

And if foreign governments are cheating on steel prices, should the U.S. government step in to help support domestic steel producers?

Essar Steel Agrees To Repay $66M Loan

The company failed to meet the requirements by the state as specified in the loan agreement.

Reinventing The Library

St. Paul’s central library reinvents itself with an emphasis on business training and services.

Building Minnesota's STEM Workforce

Minnesota colleges are updating and expanding their science, technology, engineering and math programs to meet business needs in a 21st century economy.

Can Minnesota Reel In Hollywood Money?

More film and TV productions would come to Minnesota if incentives were greater—but the state remains ambivalent.

The Punch Pizza Way

If Punch Neapolitan Pizza’s higher-wage initiative has been good for business, why isn’t the rest of the local restaurant trade following?

Q&A: How Will The Fed’s Rate Hike Affect Markets And Consumers?

The hike is slight and it might take some time before consumers see any major changes.

St. Paul's Libertarian Alleys Raise Questions Of Basic Civics

Today, especially on the issue of garbage collection, the environmental benefits of organizing the city’s haulers might finally be changing the conversation.

One Minneapolis? You Wouldn't Know It From Last Week's Budget Hearing

A proposed amendment to the city budget exposes rifts on the Minneapolis City Council usually hidden by the scrim of party identity.

Why A Conservative Republican From Northern Minnesota Wants To Kill The Suburbs

While Strong Towns' agenda might sound familiar to urban planning enthusiasts, there is a difference informed by founder Chuck Marohn’s background.

Business Group Pushes Paid Sick Leave In Minneapolis With "Shop Your Values" Campaign

Small business owners affiliated with the group Main Street Alliance are asking the public to patronize places run by those who support the proposed policy.

St. Paul Poised To Change Booze Rules For Restaurants

Among other things, the new laws would allow for an increase in the number of restaurants that could offer hard liquor.

Klobuchar To Host Millennial Summit

The event will highlight issues facing one of the nation’s largest generations that is currently entering the workforce.

Upgrading Transit From St. Paul To Airport Offers Plenty Of Options - Just Don't Mess With Parking

Options for the Riverview Corridor project include just about every idea for improving transit between Union Depot and MSP, including which route should taken and what transit mode should be used.

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