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Anti-bullying law strengthened

In a controversial April 11 decision, Governor Mark Dayton signed a new anti-bullying law into place that would create new standards to protect students from harassment and bullying in schools. In the wake of former Governor Tim Pawlenty’s anti-bullying veto in 2009, the law has been hotly contested in both the Minnesota House and Senate…

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Minimum wage raised to $9.50

Governor Mark Dayton signed legislation into law on Monday that will raise Minnesota’s minimum wage incrementally from $6.15 per hour to $9.50 by 2016. Starting in 2018, the wage will be tied to inflation, potentially increasing by up to 2.5 percent. The wage increases will affect employers with an income stream above $500,000, and smaller…