January 6, 2023

Will Minnesota taxes from legal marijuana help pay for education, social programs? Probably not.

The chair of the Minnesota House committee with control of taxes had a message for education and social services advocates Thursday: Don’t expect recreational marijuana […]
December 27, 2022

7 Minnesota political storylines from 2022 you might have forgotten (or maybe wish you had)

The past year was pretty eventful, with a record state surplus, a long legislative session, a historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights and […]
December 15, 2022

After dying off in 2022 partisan gridlock, chances for ‘Walz checks’ good in 2023

What’s in a name? For the tax rebate checks dubbed “Walz Checks” by a guy named Walz, the name was a death sentence. Until it […]
December 15, 2022

Huntingon’s Minnesota president seeks racial justice through banking role

Inertia is anathema to the work and civic lives of Darrel German. The president of Huntington National Bank’s Minnesota region arrived in the Twin Cities in […]
December 7, 2022

Walz, DFL leaders, cast doubt on full repeal of state Social Security tax

Gov. Tim Walz and top DFL leaders this week criticized the idea of eliminating a state tax on Social Security benefits despite the fact that […]
December 7, 2022

How can Minnesota have a record-breaking surplus in a challenging economy?

Most of the attention is paid to the sexier half of the Minnesota economic and revenue forecast: how much money the 2023 Legislature will have […]
December 6, 2022

Minnesota state government surplus now stands at $17.6 billion

The Minnesota revenue surplus is now $17.6 billion. That’s a lot for a state that spends about $2.16 billion a month and sets up Gov. […]
December 1, 2022

Walz expects next week’s economic outlook for Minnesota to be ‘relatively stable’

Gov. Tim Walz said Thursday he expects next week’s official state economic and revenue forecast to be stable, meaning that the large state budget surplus […]
November 28, 2022

Leaders at the Capitol say Minnesota has chance to ‘go really big’ on housing

For Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Leimaile Ho, there was a lot to like about election night, 2022. Her boss, Gov. Tim Walz, was reelected. His […]
November 21, 2022

Why some businesses that closed during COVID lockdown still have not fully reopened

Many businesses that closed during the COVID-19 pandemic have begun reopening, but Annie’s burgers and Kitty Cat Klub’s music have still been missing from the […]