With time running out in this year’s legislative session, workers urged lawmakers to make permanent a policy that provides up to six weeks of paid parental leave for state employees who have babies or adopt children.
Community groups, labor unions and the movement for a $15 minimum wage are ramping up efforts against state legislation that would take away cities’ power to pass their own laws. Preemption bills appear headed to final votes in both the Minnesota House and Senate.
Nurses rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday with family farmers, small business owners, clergy and other allies in their push to expand health care coverage to all Minnesotans – and hold insurance companies accountable.
Corporate special interests clashed with working people during a Capitol hearing on legislation that would roll back ordinances extending earned sick and safe time to an estimated 150,000 workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Calling it a “back-door voucher plan,” educators and allies are challenging a bill introduced in the 2017 Legislature that would give people tax credits for private school tuition and allow corporations and wealthy individuals to get tax breaks for donating to private school scholarship funds.