Senate passes bill restricting local control on wage ordinances, workplace rules

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Brian Lambert Preemption. For MPR, Brian Bakst reports: “Legislation that would roll back sick-leave ordinances in Minneapolis and St. Paul and stop cities from setting the local minimum wage higher than the state level passed in the Minnesota Senate Thursday by a vote of 35-31. Once merged with a House-passed bill, the final decision would fall to Gov. Mark Dayton, who isn't saying what he'll do. The legislation is called preemption because the state would be restricting what could be done down the government food chain.”At this rate, Utah will legalize pot before Minnesota. For MPR, Cody Nelson says, “There was a glimmer of hope for marijuana advocates when two bills that made pathways for legalization hit the Minnesota Legislature...

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