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Progressive Roundup: Police, PCA Union, Twin Cities.

progressive roundupcapitolwhiteEvery week, Alliance for a Better Minnesota will highlight the important work being done in the progressive community. Focusing on issues that impact Minnesotans’ lives, this important work helps Minnesota continue moving forward.

Mayor Hodges Aims To Change MPD Relationship: In her budget proposal to City Council, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges outlined initiatives to improve the Minneapolis Police Department’s relationship with communities of color. Some of the initiatives include the increase of officers to allow for more time for officers to form relationships with members of the community and business owners, and two additional community service classes for officers to further engage them in the city.

Home Care Workers Win: Earlier this week, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) won an election that will allow it to represent Minnesota’s home care workers. This is now the state’s largest public-sector union in history, with 27,000 home care workers represented.

Twin Cities In Top 5 For Quality Of Life: A study released earlier this week revealed that St. Paul (4) and Minneapolis (3) ranked in the top 5 list of best cities for quality of life across the nation. The criteria for the study included income and health benefits, local economic strength, and work-life balance.

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