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Women’s economic bill passes in Minn.

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ST. PAUL — A bill to improve women’s economic status is headed into law.

After the House and Senate passed the final version of the bill (senators on a 43-24 vote late Thursday), Gov. Mark Dayton could sign it as early as Mother’s Day.

“This is victory for women in Minnesota and their families,” Sen. Sandra Pappas, D-St. Paul, said. “For too long, in spite of laws we have had on the books for over 50 years, women have not been treated equally in the workplace.”

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