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Friday a.m. update: A fix in sight for insulin prices? 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus a balmier forecast after some tree-cracking cold.
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House Democrats want to spend surplus on early childhood 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
House Democrats say some of Minnesota’s projected $1.3 billion in surplus money should go to early learning scholarships and child care providers.
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Senate panel approves emergency insulin bill 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Senate plan would provide access to insulin for Minnesotans who can’t afford it. The partially subsidized program would require drug manufacturers to provide insulin to income-eligible participants at no cost. But those patients would need to pay a $75 copay for a 30-day supply.
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The winning 2018 Democratic playbook: avoid talking about 'Medicare for all' 6.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democrats who won House seats in 2018 talked about healthcare, but they focused on fixing the Affordable Care Act, not replacing it.

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Minneapolis DFL lawmakers to push for fire sprinklers in high-rises 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Two Minneapolis lawmakers are introducing legislation to require fire sprinklers in all high-rise residential buildings, following fatal fires in residential buildings last year.
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Advocates eye community land trusts to increase access to home ownership 4.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The 13 nonprofit community land trusts throughout the state collectively have 1,250 homes in their portfolios. One land trust in Minneapolis mostly serves households that make between $25,000 and $50,000 a year.
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Report: More middle-income renters burdened by housing costs 31.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
According to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, there's been a significant increase in middle-income renters who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing.
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Thursday AM Update: Minnesota’s glaring voter privacy issue 30.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plus a case for marijuana legalization and more news on the Tyesha Edwards murder case.
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Tapped to lead Minneapolis housing system, Warsame makes history again 30.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Abdi Warsame made history in 2013 when he became the first Somali in Minnesota elected to the Minneapolis City Council. His latest is another first, and puts a City Council seat in play.
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Some Section 8 voucher holders will have more options to use the subsidies 29.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The federal government has authorized the two agencies to cut through traditional bureaucratic barriers to enable an initial pool of Section 8 voucher holders to use them in communities outside those usually included in the agencies' operations.
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Fort Snelling housing developer says project’s prospects looking up 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plymouth-based Dominium says financing is expected to fall into place. But costs for the 200-unit apartment project are soaring.
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Letters to the Editor: Will SB 50 result in more affordable housing in California, or just more housing? 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There is plenty of new construction, but much of it is for high-priced condos and apartments. Simply allowing more of that will not fix homelessness.

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New affordable housing rules aim to protect tenants from mid-lease rent increase 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new Minnesota rule blocks affordable housing owners from increasing rent in the middle of a lease. Housing advocates say it will provide people with precarious incomes some certainty.
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Gov. Walz lays out final pieces of $2 billion borrowing plan 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday his plan to issue bonds for $2 billion in state construction projects is a response to needs expressed around the state. Republicans say a bonding bill is necessary but Walz’s plan is too big.
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Policast: A Supreme Court ruling ahead of Minnesota's primary; Walz kicks off bonding 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
On today’s edition we explain the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ruling on the state’s presidential primary ballots.
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Drivers beware: Catalytic converters thieves active in Twin Cities 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A crime wave is lapping at the undersides of cars, trucks and SUVs across the Twin Cities, as police field dozens of reports of catalytic converter thefts.
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Walz bonding proposal includes $276 million for affordable housing 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Walz said the housing proposal would be part of a roughly $2 billion borrowing package. Announcements on water infrastructure, higher education and public safety are expected in the coming days.
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Officials: Loss of Drake Hotel hurts efforts to house homeless 28.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The longtime overflow shelter has also provided affordable short-term housing for low income residents.
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Diversity big on the ballot in race for a Minnesota House seat 25.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Six of the 12 candidates in the coming District 60A special election in Minneapolis are first- or second-generation immigrants, part of a growing trend of people with new-immigrant roots seeking political power in Minnesota and the U.S.
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Despite calls for sprinklers, Mpls. officials give no timetable for upgrades 20.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority says it's not planning to accelerate the installation of sprinklers following a high-rise fire last month that left five people dead.
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