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Fix To Data-Snooping Problem Is Slow Go At Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers are running out of time to pass a bill that could protect citizens from snooping in their private data by public employees. The sticking point is how to do it without making it too difficult for state agencies to do their jobs.

05/08/2014

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No Health Changes For Minnesota Public Employees

Minnesota has had no discussion of moving state government workers onto the state’s new health insurance exchange, said John Pollard, legislative and communications director for Minnesota Management and Budget.

04/24/2013

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Idled Minn. Public Employees Holding On For Now

Kent Mechels spent the last three Christmases away from his family plowing snow off Minnesota roads so people could drive safely. It was a hardship he accepted as part of the job, he said.

07/10/2011

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Public Employees Give Lawmaker Earful Over Budget

Constituents had plenty to say about the state’s budget impasse during a town hall meeting in St. Paul.

06/02/2011

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Bill Would Limit Use Of Public Employee Dues

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to block public employees’ union dues from going to support political activity, foundations and magazines unless employees ask to contribute to those items.

04/18/2011

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GOP Bill: Public Employees Contribute More Toward Pensions

All public employees statewide would contribute more toward their pensions under a bill introduced by Republican State Sen. Gretchen Hoffman of Vergas.

03/14/2011

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Wis. Governor Proposes Deep Cuts For Schools

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has released a two-year budget plan that cuts $1.5 billion in aid to public schools and local governments. It also avoids tax or fee increases, employee furloughs or widespread layoffs — if his contentious collective bargaining proposal is put in place.

03/01/2011

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Neither Side Budging In Wisconsin Union Fight

No resolution appeared imminent Monday to the stalemate over union rights in Wisconsin, leaving Senate Republicans resigned to forge ahead with less-controversial business such as tax breaks for dairy farmers and commending the Green Bay Packers on winning the Super Bowl.

02/21/2011

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