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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Did you know that big pharma funds 50% of our FDA's drug division budget so they can get things their way?
Rep. Zac Ista joined this episode of Plain Talk to discuss his opposition to proposed income tax cuts, as did Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread, who discussed a bill seeking to address drug prices.
We are urging legislators to again reject price controls and government intervention.
"If you're frustrated about high prescription drug prices, I understand. I pay them too. It's no fun. But government price controls aren't the right solution to that problem."

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Keith Ellison is seeking his second consecutive term as Minnesota's top law enforcement officer while Republican challenger Jim Schultz seeks to break a five decade-long DFL reign in the attorney general’s office.
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