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Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs Makes Stop in St. Cloud [AUDIO]

Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs met in St. Cloud today. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)

ST. CLOUD — The Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs made a stop in St. Cloud today (Tuesday) to discuss with workers if Minnesota’s economy is working for you?

Representative Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) was one of six representatives at today’s meeting. He says it’s important for Legislators to understand what’s happening around different parts of the state.

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The Select Committee has been traveling throughout the state listening to workers and employees concerns and at each meeting there has been one common theme.

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Around forty percent of the jobs in the state don’t pay a living wage.

Rep. Winkler says that while Minnesota seems to be doing better then the rest of the country, the economic level is still at a downward slide.

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At the meeting the public had a chance to talk about their jobs and economic status, as well provide input on how to improve the local economy.

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Representative Winkler and his staff will continue to collect thoughts and ideas of how to improve Minnesota’s economy and will have a report ready to bring to the House of Representatives in 2014 session.

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