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After more than 40 years of service to the state, it’s the last week for Minnesota’s Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women.
In the last few days of the legislative session, state lawmakers voted to eliminate all OESW funding and prohibit staffing for the office. Barbara Battiste has headed up that office for the past four years. As with her predecessors, her job has been to serve as a voice for women in Minnesota – holding listening sessions around the state, and monitoring every bill introduced at the State Capitol.
“And providing factual information to legislators on whether legislation is going to harm or help women economically,” Battiste said. “But also it’s this liaison to people in the community, saying, ‘Here’s what’s happening at the Legislature you should know about.’”
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