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Budget priorities shaping up

Legislators begin meeting today to reach agreement on what portion of the $1.2 billion projected surplus to invest in better education, improved health and a strong state road system.

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Renters’ Credit should be part of tax plan

When the Legislature comes back into session next week after the Easter/Passover break, we encourage policymakers to focus their final tax bill negotiations on tax policies that create a fairer tax system.

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Budget bills make additional investments in education

A quality educational system plays a critical role in a state’s economic success. For Minnesota to build an economy that works for everyone, all Minnesota children need access to quality education regardless of their race, income or where they live.

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Minimum wage raise is final

It’s official: 325,000 Minnesotans will get a raise. This afternoon, Governor Dayton signed House File 2091, the bill increasing the state minimum wage, into law.

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Health and Human Services supplemental budget bills increase funding for health care workers

The Legislature made important progress in increasing access to health care for Minnesotans last session using limited resources, and the positive balance in the February Forecast has allowed policymakers to propose additional investments in health and hu

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April Economic Update provides a note of caution

The state’s April Economic Update finds that the outlook for the economy is still one of growth, but slower than previously projected, and that recent state revenues have come in a bit below expectations.

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Women’s Economic Security Act Advancing In Minnesota

State legislators are taking action to support women's economic security, including Minnesota State Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) and Representative Carly Melin (DFL-Hibbing). Earlier today, they joined other legislators on the state Capitol steps to show their support for the Women’s Economic Security Act. 

Guest Blogger: State Rep. Ray Dehn On Progress On Pay Equity In Minnesota

Guest Blogger Minnesota Rep. Raymond Dehn explains how Minnesota’s state legislature and Governor are poised to make progress on closing the gender pay gap and a host of other issues to support women and their families by enacting the Women’s Economic Security Act.

Minnesota: News Conference Taking Place Ahead of Major Vote on Women’s Economic Security Act

State lawmakers from the Minnesota House and Senate will join advocates of the Women’s Economic Security Act on Wednesday, April 9 at 10:30am for a news conference on the front capitol steps. The event, announced today on Equal Pay Day, is taking place ahead of a vote on the bill by the entire House of Representatives.

Minimum wage increase close to the finish line

Minnesota legislators agreed yesterday to increase the state’s minimum wage. Working Minnesotans shouldn’t be in poverty, and increasing the minimum wage is an important step toward a future of more broadly shared prosperity. An increase in the minimum wage reaches Minnesota workers who tend to be left behind in our economy, and boosts their purchasing power.

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