While Scott Walker has been sucking the life out of anything that could possibly aid in creating jobs in the state of Wisconsin, our neighbor to the west is in the middle of an economic boom.
Minnesota gained more jobs in the last 6 months than in any half-year since Reagan was president, personal incomes grew more last year than just about all other states, and the medium income in Minnesota is among the highest in the nation.
While all that has been happening in Minnesota, Wisconsin shed more jobs than any other state in 2011 and 2012.
GDP here last year grew by 3.5 percent compared to 2011, which is a full percentage point above than the national average of 2.5 percent. With a total GDP of $253 billion, the Minnesota economy clocked in as the 17th largest in the country.