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  • Medicare prescription drug negotiation plan advanced by U.S. Senate Democrats

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats have reached a tentative agreement to negotiate the cost of prescription drugs in the Medicare program, the first step in passing a long-stalled package that’s expected to include tax and climate change provisions as well.  The deal, brokered between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin The post Medicare prescription drug negotiation plan advanced by U.S. Senate Democrats appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

  • Senate ethics committee chair: Sen. Fateh’s unreported campaign office ‘very troubling’

    A DFL state senator — who is currently the subject of an ethics investigation — ran his 2020 campaign out of a south Minneapolis location without reporting paying any rent, according to trial testimony and campaign finance filings. A campaign office for Sen. Omar Fateh, DFL-Minneapolis, was mentioned during a recent trial, and Senate ethics hearing. If Fateh received free rent without reporting it as an-kind contribution, he would be in violation of Minnesota campaign finance rules.  The post Senate ethics committee chair: Sen. Fateh’s unreported campaign office ‘very troubling’ appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

  • The Supreme Court set a dangerous precedent on coercive Christian prayers in school

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent term will be known for having overturned the nearly 50-year precedent granting women the right to an abortion. But that’s not the only case in which the court rescinded a right or legal protection enjoyed by Americans for generations.  As a Jew, I am particularly struck by the Court’s decision The post The Supreme Court set a dangerous precedent on coercive Christian prayers in school appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

  • Tenants say landlords are skirting St. Paul rent control with new utility charges

    Some St. Paul landlords, facing soaring inflation and energy costs, are trying to get around the city’s new rent control law by charging tenants for utilities that used to be included in the rent. It’s leading to rent increases of more than 10% for some renters in a city where landlords may only increase rent The post Tenants say landlords are skirting St. Paul rent control with new utility charges appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

  • More justice, more safety

    Nearly six years to the day after beloved St. Paul school cafeteria worker Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer during an otherwise routine traffic stop, Jayland Walker died in a hail of bullets fired by police officers in Akron, Ohio. While the full picture of that shooting is still emerging as I The post More justice, more safety appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

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