You know they will pass a higher minimum wage next year when they have no clue the damage they will cause. Use a pizza franchise as an example. When the chain advertises a $10 pizza, all stores have to adhere to that price no matter if your property taxes are the highest in all 11 states around us. No matter if your workers’ comp and unemployment insurance are higher than any surrounding states. No matter if you also get nailed with the Iron Range Fiscal Disparity Property Tax and a high sales tax.
Ironton is about broke. The Deerwood golf course is in trouble and the Brainerd Hotel closed. What a great time to raise labor costs, raise business taxes and increase government. Brainerd gets $300,000 next year LGA and raises property taxes.