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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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Minnesota Workers Celebrate As Gov. Dayton Signs $9.50 Wage Law

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Governor Mark Dayton signed the new minimum wage bill into law Monday in a jubilant celebration at the State Capitol that brought waves of emotion to the many groups that worked to see the law passed. The bill affects 375,000 minimum-wage workers in Minnesota, who will see their wages raised to $8 an hour starting in August and to $9.50 in 2016. (More…) Continue Reading →

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