Legislative approval has been given to a state employee contracts bill, and it’s now headed to Gov. Mark Dayton.
In a statement, Gov. Mark Dayton expressed his support. “I thank the Minnesota House of Representatives for joining their colleagues in the Minnesota Senate to approve modest wage increases for more than 30,000 hard-working state employees and their families. I will sign this bill as soon as it reaches my desk.”
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