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Good Question: What Is A Typical Raise?

Most of us will never see a raise of 25 percent in one year, but that’s what happening for some Minnesota commissioners. Gov. Mark Dayton said he needs to give higher salaries to retain good leaders.

07/01/2015

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Dayton: ‘I Can Live With’ Cuts To Agency Budgets Over Pay

Gov. Mark Dayton says he “can live with” a GOP move to modestly trim budgets of a few state agencies in response to raises he granted department commissioners.

02/12/2015

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You May Be Able To Pay For Your Parking Meter By Phone

Parking at a meter in downtown Minneapolis can be tough — remembering to plug it before it expires, finding an open meter and then tracking down its pay station. But soon, paying for that coveted parking spot may get easier.

09/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-14-14

Wild Season is over. Hear recaps with Sid and Mike Max. Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.

05/14/2014

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Reality Check: Lawmakers Getting Paid Over Spring Break?

Minnesota lawmakers haven’t had a pay hike since 1999. But they can boost their take-home pay with per diem — up to $76 per day in the Minnesota House, and up to $86 a day in the Minnesota Senate.

04/16/2014

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Minnesota Minimum Wage Rise Nears Approval

The bill ushering in one of the nation’s highest minimum wages is hitting the Minnesota Senate floor and could reach Gov. Mark Dayton by week’s end.

04/09/2014

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Esme’s Blog: Government Shutdown Pain

Today I got an email from a furloughed federal employee from Lakeville, Minn., who, along with her co-workers, has not been able to collect unemployment because the state of Minnesota is demanding information from her employer, which she obviously can’t get because the government is shut down.

10/12/2013

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Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100K

There was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.

05/22/2013

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Minn. House Backs Nursing Home Pay Hike

The Minnesota House has voted to give nursing home workers in the state a 5-percent pay increase. The pay hike is included in a broader, $6 billion a year budget for health and human services programs that the House passed Friday night by a party-line vote of 73-61. It’s one of the biggest chunks of state spending and includes funding for services for the poor, elderly and disabled.

05/18/2013

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UnitedHealth CEO Compensation Up 4 Percent In 2012

UnitedHealth Group Inc. kept CEO Stephen J. Hemsley’s salary stable in 2012 but bumped up his total compensation for a year in which the nation’s largest health insurer grew earnings and enrollment and launched a major acquisition.

04/25/2013

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House Court Funding Bill Ups Pay For Minn. Judges

A Minnesota House budget for the state court system includes salary increases for the state’s judges and travel and lodging reimbursements for state Court of Appeals judges who live in greater Minnesota.

04/19/2013

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Minn. Senate Judiciary Budget Has Higher Judge Pay

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill funding state courts and corrections including a pay increase for judges.

04/16/2013

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Plan To Boost Lawmaker Pay In Minn. Budget Bill

Minnesota lawmakers would get their first pay boosts since the late 1990s under a budget proposal rolled out Tuesday in the Senate that also includes salary increases for the governor and top agency leaders.

04/09/2013

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Tussle Over Staff Pay Sours Minn. Session Start

A tussle over pay cuts for Senate Republican staff members has caused an early rift in a legislative session where harmony was the goal.

01/10/2013

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Reality Check: Minn. Legislature Boosts Pay Out Of Public Eye

New numbers from the Minnesota legislature show state lawmakers paid themselves more than a $1 million last year in per diem payments — out of the public eye.

01/07/2013

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State Wants Its Cut Of Fair-Goers Parking On Lawns

The Minnesota State Fair might be over, but the state is still fighting to collect a specific parking tax.

10/26/2012

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Good Question: Do You Work For Free On Leap Day?

Every four years, like magic, we get an extra day — 366 days, for the price of 365. But is that bonus year really a bonus? Do people on salary work an extra day for free?

03/01/2012

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Minn. Finds Money For Honor Guards At Vet Funerals

The American Legion and other service organizations are looking for funding alternatives after learning the state will no longer pay for honor guards at veterans’ funerals.

08/31/2011

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Reality Check: Certain Lawmakers Give Up Their Paychecks

Another step backwards for Minnesota lawmakers trying to negotiate a budget deal to end the government shutdown, now in it’s sixth day.

07/06/2011

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Minn. Cities Not Likely To Pay For Pothole Damage

If your car is damaged by a pothole you can seek reimbursement from the city or state, but don’t expect to see any money.

04/23/2011

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UnitedHealth CEO Compensation Grows 21 Pct In 2010

Health insurer UnitedHealth Group’s earnings rose 21 percent last year and so did the compensation it gave CEO Stephen Hemsley.

04/13/2011

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Timber Firms Sue MN Over Payment Caps

Three large timber companies are suing Minnesota government, saying the state reneged on contracts for forest protection programs by capping payments.

02/04/2011

College Grads' Job Prospects Brighter

A new survey gives hope to students graduating from college and looking for their first job.

09/15/2010