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Why Minnesota legislators want to block local officials’ ability to increase the minimum wage

June 9, 2015

MinnPost, June 9, 2015

“It’s been a good year and a bad year,” said Mark Pertschuk, director of Preemption Watch in Oakland, a project of Grassroots Change that promotes local efforts to promote public health initiatives. “Where democracy is functioning is at the local level,” he said, but added that “it’s been particularly challenging as far as state preemption.”

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