Matthew Erickson, who has been Donald Trump's Minnesota spokesperson, says he will file to run in the second congressional race on Tuesday swelling the Republican primary field to four people.
Workers in Minneapolis had a momentous win Friday as the city became the first in the midwest to pass a paid sick leave ordinance. This comes after a year of organizing from numerous organizations, including Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) and the Main Street Alliance, in a worker-led campaign.
“Today’s vote is a tremendous [victory] for low-wage workers of color who fought for, demanded, and won better workplace protections. Addressing economic inequality is crucial to solving Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities. Earned sick and safe time for Minneapolis workers is an important step in the right direction,” said Anthony Newby, Executive Director of NOC, via press release.
The ordinance was passed 13-0 by the Minneapolis City Council, in front of a standing-room only crowd, and has the strong support of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges who proposed paid sick leave in 2015 as part of her Working Families Agenda.
“Minneapolis has recognized that no one should have to choose between getting well and getting paid. This is a landmark day for Minneapolis” said Hodges.
Other groups lobbying for the ordinance included CTUL, SEIU, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, and TakeAction Minnesota .
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Governor Mark Dayton thinks a bill that regulates who can have access to police body camera video defeats the purpose of the cameras — establishing public confidence in the police.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton comments on the chaotic end of the legislative session. He has yet to sign several of the major bills that were passed in the last hours of the session and is not sure if he will call a special session.