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Continued: Here's how the Legislature grappled with issues facing Minnesota

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 17, 2014 - 8:54 PM

School lunches

After a February report that some schoolchildren were shamed or denied hot meals when their lunch money accounts had run dry, lawmakers and the governor moved to expand the lunch program.

Nursing reforms

Lawmakers agreed that nurses who pose an imminent risk of harm to the public should automatically be suspended, and licenses of nurses convicted of felony sex crimes should be revoked. Employers also must report to the board any nurse caught stealing drugs.

Home health workers

Legislators approved 5 percent more for home health care workers, most of which will go for salary increases.

Abby Simons, Baird Helgeson, Patrick Condon and Brandon Stahl contributed to this report.

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