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MN Temporarily Restores Some Medical Care For Non-Citizens

Click photo to hear why Governor Dayton calls this bill one of the major achievements of the 2012 Session

Minnesota’s Governor signs legislation that restores some funding for some emergency, life-saving services for the sickest Minnesotans, regardless of their citizenship status. However, the law still restricts the program from helping undocumented immigrants pay for some life-saving care. Continue Reading →

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Does North Minneapolis Need Pie in the Sky Ideas or Roofs Overhead?

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Nearly a year after the tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis, opinions vary greatly on what the poverty-stricken community needs most from local and state government. Should the City introduce “pie in the sky” ideas or focus on more immediate problems? Continue Reading →

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Students Protest Union Busting Move At U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Click photo to watch Grad students protest union busting move at U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Graduate students who teach at a University of Wisconsin college say the Dean there has broken his promise to honor their union contract. The students say Dean Rodney Swain of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s College of Letters and Sciences has sent out a letter saying there is no current contract, so UWM would be discontinuing summer tuition remission for the union members. This benefit allowed summer tuition remission for graduating assistants who must take a summer class to fulfill their degree. The union says while cuts to the college’s budget may prompt the administration’s action, it is not right to pay for budget cuts on the backs of graduate workers. The union is pressing Dr. Swain to honor the spirit of his promise of March, 2011 and “do no harm” to workers’ contracts. Continue Reading →

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