In January, I mentioned that Minnesota’s Democrat Governor Mark Dayton was proposing state jobs tax credits to reward employers who hire veterans, unemployed workers, and recent graduates. During the intervening months, this ongoing story hit the news a surprising number of times . . . almost always in the context of budgeting disagreements between state Democrats and the Republican controlled Minnesota legislature.
In the end, the Minnesota legislature did include some variety of jobs tax credits in two bills submitted for Governor Dayton’s signature. Unfortunately, both were vetoed in their turn. Read a recent commentary by Julianne Ortman in the Twin Cities’ Star Tribune. A May 17 editorial, also in the Star Tribune, provides another perspective.