Governor Walz includes MinnesotaCare Public Option in State Budget Proposal

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“Across race, income, and zip code, our health and wellbeing is tied together. Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare,” said Elianne Farhat, Executive Director of TakeAction Minnesota. “We applaud Governor Walz’s action to establish a MinnesotaCare Public Option, a commonsense proposal to expand healthcare access and improve people’s lives. With proposals from the Governor, House, and Senate, we look forward to working with the Legislature to get a MinnesotaCare Public Option passed this session that includes eligibility for undocumented Minnesotans.” 

TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Paid Sick Time in Governor’s One Minnesota Budget 

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‘Voters delivered a mandate for action in the November election. After more than seven years of community and worker organizing, passing a statewide paid sick day policy is long overdue. We are excited about the support and enthusiasm in the community and at the Capitol for passing a strong bill, which is what Minnesotans deserve. None of us should be put in a position to compromise our own, or our loved one’s health for a paycheck,’ said TakeAction Campaigns Director Sabrina Mauritz.  

NEWS STATEMENT: TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Interim State Budget Projection

“Minnesota has come through tough economic times before, including the last recession, by pulling together and requiring the wealthiest corporations and individuals to pay their fair share in taxes,” said Elianne Farhat, executive director of TakeAction Minnesota. “We can get through this and come out stronger, but the days of Republicans passing trillions of dollars in tax cuts for the richest 1% need to end. We deserve a government in Minnesota that’s working for the people, and that starts with a fair tax system.”