ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Senate lawmakers in St. Paul are preparing to vote on legislation that would take away the power from cities to set minimum wage or sick leave policies.
The proposal has garnered swift opposition from folks who think the state should not mess with local governments. Those in opposition claim the proposal would steal away paid sick time from 150,000 workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul.READ MORE: A Closer Look At Peter Cahill, The Judge Presiding Over Derek Chauvin's Trial
The bill would create uniform state labor laws and would abolish local ordinances, such as the $15 an hour minimum wage ordinance in the city of Minneapolis.
Protesters March Through Downtown Minneapolis On Eve Of Chauvin Trial
— Mary McGuire (@mcguirereports) April 20, 2017
The legislation passed out of the House last month after an intense debate.
Those who in support of the new legislation argue it would keep labor standards fair and consistent across the state.MORE NEWS: Jury Consultant: Picking Jurors In Derek Chauvin Trial Will Be 'Herculean Task'
Gov. Mark Dayton has not said where or not he will veto or sign the proposed bill.