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  • DFL leaders make deal to hike the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour

    Article by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, Star Tribune By the end of the week, the Minnesota Legislature will approve a measure to hike the state's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour, DFL leaders said on Monday. The deal on minimum wage will allow DFL lawmakers to start with April recess next week with another major agenda item ticked off.   Read More...

  • Speaker Thissen Awarded the 2014 Standing Ovation Award by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

    This week, Speaker Thissen was honored to be awarded the 2014 Standing Ovation Award by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. He has been a longtime supporter of the organization, which aims to make sure that all Minnesotans have access to and the opportunity to be involved in the arts community. Speaker Thissen: "Thanks to the MN Citizens for the Arts for your tireless advocacy.   Read More...

  • DFL Leadership Moved Minnesota Forward

    After Minnesotans elected DFL majorities in our State House and Senate last November to work with a DFL governor, many people asked us what they could expect in this legislative session. Our answer was: Progress. First, however, we had to extract our state from the deep fiscal hole left to us two years before.   Read More...

  • Washington Post: A Conversation with House Speaker Paul Thissen on Gay Marriage - See more at: http:

    Following the passage of the historic marriage equality bill in Minnesota, Speaker Thissen was interviewed by the Washington Post. You can read the full interview here. A conversation with Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen on gay marriage By Sean Sullivan, Updated: May 11, 2013 Minnesota is poised to become the 12th state to legalize gay marriage after the state House signed off on it Thursday on a 75-59 vote. The bill is expected to pass the state Senate next week and Gov.   Read More...

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