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Senate DFLers say black joblessness, poverty should be addressed in special session


The scope of a possible special legislative session widened Wednesday after Senate DFLers said they want to include measures aimed at reducing stubbornly high unemployment and poverty rates among black Minnesotans.

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Wednesday said that if state lawmakers meet for a special legislative session, as Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed, they should also consider approving measures that “focus on challenges facing the black community in Minnesota.”


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