Dayton to include same-sex partner benefits in contracts
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Dec 9, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn.- Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to include same-sex domestic partner benefits in Minnesota's state employee contracts.
Dayton, a gay-rights supporter, told The Associated Press in an interview on Friday that he will put the benefits on the table in contract negotiations due to start in a few months.
Minnesota briefly offered health benefits to employees' domestic partners under Gov. Jesse Ventura, an independent. Republicans refused to ratify the deals, and GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty then negotiated contracts without the benefits.
Dayton's administration circulated an offer including domestic partner benefits during talks this year, but Dayton said they pulled the provision to keep them from certain defeat in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
If the benefits are adopted, domestic partners of state employees would become eligible for family health and dental coverage.
Democrats take over the Legislature next month.
Add your comments below
|Renewable Energy Jobs up 16 Percent in Minnesota||43 min||RedeemerWeinstein||4|
|Recall Senator John McCain||1 hr||RedeemerWeinstein||10|
|Where is Mandalay Bay Security Guard ?||1 hr||RedeemerWeinstein||3|
|NFL endorses criminal-justice reform bill||4 hr||Davycrockett||17|
|Hillary is a Hot Mess||4 hr||Davycrockett||8|
|Fast and Furious - The Next Chapter (Oct '12)||14 hr||LIbEralS||16|
|Creepy hollywood libtard harvey weinstein||Mon||The Lumber Jack||95|
Find what you want!
Search Minneapolis Forum Now
Copyright © 2017 Topix LLC