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Thanks for shedding light on the dead-of-night deal to “cripple the office” of the state auditor (“A foolhardy attempt to gut auditor’s office,” editorial, June 2). The Senate conferees, of which we were two, were told during the day that this agreement by leaders to have the “legislative auditor study the state auditor” was necessary to close the bill. At 3 a.m., there was the bait-and-switch to privatization. We weren’t even aware of the repeal of the auditor’s entire authority to audit local government. I can’t help wondering if a local official wants to hire his brother-in-law to do the audit. We need an independent state auditor to guard the public purse.

State Sen. Sandy Pappas
State Sen. Jim Carlson
Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 4, 2015

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Women’s Economic Security Act Passes Senate

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the Minnesota Senate approved the Women’s Economic Security Act. The bill’s Chief Author, Senator, Sandy Pappas, had this to say:

“I’m happy to see WESA advance and head to Conference Committee. This bill package helps all Minnesota workers by encouraging and empowering women. Women deserve equal opportunity and equal pay, and today we are one step closer to achieving those things.”

Here are highlights from today’s floor debate:


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