STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER MN notebook: Staffs begin talking about special storm session
By Don Davis
Minnesota Gov. Mark Daytons staff has begun discussions about whether a special legislative session is needed to appropriate the states portion of funds to recover from June storms.
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Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren't enough to buy shoes for his three daughters and insure his 15-year-old car. So he decided to draw attention to his plight: He walked off work in protest.
All Minnesotans can agree that a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of hard-working Minnesotans, earning at or near the $7.25 per hour minimum wage, do not make enough to support themselves or their families.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney renewed his support Wednesday for automatic increases in the federal minimum wage to keep pace with inflation, a position sharply at odds with traditional GOP business allies, conservatives and the party's senior lawmakers.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she wouldn't rule out changes to the federal minimum wage as a way to lower the cost of doing business and lure corporations back to the United States.
Issues range from universal health care, minimum wage to abortion, same-sex marriage For Minnesota religious groups both conservative and liberal, the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit will be a factor.
EAST GRAND FORKS — Once again a corporate executive is shoving it to millions of average citizens. Mark Hurd, CEO of Hewlett Packard (HP), who resigned after sexual and financial indiscretions at work, is leaving with a hefty $28 million severance package.
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