Minnesota House of Representatives


State Representative Tim Mahoney

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Posted: 2017-02-07
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Legislative Update

Legislative Update - Preemption in Committee Tomorrow

Dear Neighbors,
I wanted to let you know there's an important committee meeting tomorrow where House Republicans will be debating taking away local control and paid sick time for hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans working in the Twin Cities:
Preemption in Committee Wednesday
Last Thursday, the House Jobs Committee heard a “preemption” bill that would stop local communities from setting their own policies for workers. This Republican bill would stop communities from implementing pro-worker policies such as sick leave, family leave, or a higher minimum wage. This legislation will even roll back sick time for hundreds of thousands of people working in the Twin Cities. This is exactly the type of divisive, anti-worker legislation we’ve seen around the country. Minnesotans know they deserve a fair shake and this isn’t it. I came to the Capitol to help people get ahead, not to make it even harder for them to get by, and that’s why I’m opposing this bill.
The bill is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, February 8th at 10:15 a.m. in the Government Operations Committee. I encourage you to watch the committee or contact the bill author to voice your opinions.
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