The Minnesota Department of Transportation in March awarded $23.7M in grants to 23 transit providers across the state, to help improve the reliability, frequency and service of their transit systems. The North Star State currently has 44 transit systems serving all 80 counties, with transit ridership in rural areas increasing 12.6% between 2010 and 2014.
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“Minnesota may have larger taxes than many states, but it has a very diverse economy that helps the state and region suffer less on the downturns. It is the host of 17 Fortune 500 companies; not bad for a state of their population size.”
“Minnesota’s Governor Dayton is responsible for income and estate taxes that are the highest in the USA. His assets are all maintained in South Dakota trusts free of Minnesota state income and estate taxes. He has done everything in his power to increase Minnesota’s taxes on business and worker’s income.”
A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining.