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Critics: New GOP Plan Would Hurt Minnesota’s Children

The number of Minnesotans without health insurance has dropped more than 50 percent since the Affordable Care Act was implemented.

The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would mean millions of people would lose health coverage, especially low-income and the elderly, advocates say, adding that it also could set Minnesota far back when it comes to protecting its children. Continue Reading →

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MN Lawmakers Asked to End Food Deserts

One in four children in Minnesota lacks access to healthy food, simply because he or she lives in areas where grocery shopping choices are limited.

One in four children in Minnesota lacks access to healthy food, simply because he or she lives in areas where grocery shopping choices are limited. Legislation to fund a program that would help the 340,000 Minnesotans who lack convenient access to local, healthy foods is being introduced this week. Continue Reading →

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Landmark WI Redistricting Ruling Could Resonate Nationally

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A three-judge federal panel has ruled that Wisconsin’s political maps are unconstitutionally drawn and violate First Amendment rights, but state Republican legislative leadership has given essentially a blank check to two expensive law firms to fight the ruling, using taxpayer money. The ruling could affect several other states with similar redistricting issues. Continue Reading →

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