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Dayton again urges legislators to aid idled steelworkers in special session

 


Gov. Mark Dayton renewed his call Tuesday for a special legislative session to provide jobless benefits to laid-off Iron Range steelworkers, and picked up a crucial legislative ally in the effort.

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Tuesday endorsed Dayton’s proposal, saying in a letter to the governor that he is “receptive to negotiating the parameters” to aid several hundred steelworkers who are expected to exhaust their unemployment benefits before lawmakers convene in March.

http://www.startribune.com/senate-dfl-backs-gov-mark-dayton-s-request-for-special-session-for-steel-workers/351055081/

 

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