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Protest at first day of Minnesota legislature

by Kim DeFranco |
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Angella Khan of Welfare Rights Committee speaking at rally. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

St. Paul, MN - As the 2011 Minnesota state legislative session came to order on Jan. 4, the Welfare Rights Committee and the Minnesota Coalition for a People's Bailout chanted on the front steps of the capitol, “Hey politicians, here's the fix! Tax the rich!” This year, the right-wing Republicans have control of the Minnesota State House and Senate. They have vowed not to raise taxes on the wealthy and will make cuts to balance the budget.

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