The Fine Print: City Hall's New Office Building

A look at the particulars of a new office building for the city of Minneapolis.

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.

Trump's Manufacturing Council Disbands

Many CEOs tendered their resignation from the advisory group following a weekend of violence and protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

It’s Actually Happening: The New Nicollet Mall is on Track to be Finished by November

“I’ve been in this business a long time,” the Minneapolis Public Works Department's Don Elwood said Tuesday. “It will be complete.”

Mpls Fed President Neel Kashkari Criticizes Anti-Immigration Bill

To an audience of South Dakota residents, Kashkari said, “Do we want economic growth, or not?”

Controversial but Undeniable: Public-Private Synergy has Transformed Downtown East

“The vibrancy that we now have on the street which was previously an ocean of surface parking lots is something to most definitely marvel at,” said Council Member Jacob Frey.

Minnesota Businesses Tap the Brakes

Optimism about the economy and plans for further business investment are receding after two quarters of increased confidence and spending.

The Real Immigration Crisis

The danger to Minnesota’s economy isn’t a flood of immigrants—it’s when they stop arriving.

What is the Legacy of the 35W Bridge Collapse on Minnesota Politics and Policy?

Minnesota took action in the months after the collapse. But exactly one decade later, St. Paul is back to gridlock on the infrastructure debate.

Mayoral Candidate Check-Writing

The drive for campaign dollars is heating up in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Businesspeople are evaluating their donation strategy.

Trepidation in the Heartland

Farmers and food processors worry anti-immigration policies will harm their businesses—and Minnesota.

The Politics of Business in Minnesota

With just over a year left in his second term, we ask Governor Mark Dayton questions currently on the mind of business.

St. Louis Park Becomes Second MN City to Raise Age to Buy Tobacco

The ordinance was passed unanimously during a meeting Monday evening.

Why is Minnesota's Budget Guru So Worried?

There are several reasons why Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans is concerned about the state budget. The biggest one: What, exactly, will the federal government do?

Taylor Leaving Top Post at Minneapolis CPED

Mayor won’t nominate permanent replacement before election.

The Fight Over the Future of the Ford Site is Very St. Paul

The current plan is the culmination of 10 years of work by the city of St. Paul, Ford, state environmental agencies and regional economic development groups. Not everybody is happy with it.

CEO of Minneapolis?

Who is the business candidate in the mayor’s race?

Minneapolis, St. Paul Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Start July 1

A preemption bill veto by Gov. Mark Dayton means the rules can go into effect on Saturday.

St. Louis Park May Become Second MN City to Raise Age to Buy Tobacco

The vote to enact the ordinance will take place in July, about two months after Edina passed the same law.

Input on Minimum Wage Probably Won't Change Minneapolis City Council's Votes

It turns out that the substance of the ordinance has been decided for weeks, if not months.

Why Protectionist Trade Policies Could Hurt Northern Minnesota

Advocates for tariffs need to answer two important questions.

Minneapolis Takes Another (Small) Step Toward Opening Nicollet Avenue

On Tuesday, the city is expected authorize the purchase of the ground beneath the Kmart that blocks Nicollet Avenue between Lake Street and 29th Street.

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