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Allow the DHS to hear appeals from felons seeking to work in human services

Currently, men and women who have been convicted of certain crimes are permanently barred from passing a DHS background check. For these men and women there is no appeal despite the details of their crime, the work they have done to reform their lives, recover from their addictions and live responsibly. Just as “one drunk helping another” is a highly successful model in AA and other 12 step programs, using reformed ...more »

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Ensure Minnesota's Future by Taking Care of Today's Children

It’s time for the State of Minnesota (not the lobbyists & special interest groups) to take a good, hard look at the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (MNCCAP). Currently, the program has over 7,500 families on a WAITING LIST for assistance. Unfortunately in this day & age, families need both parents to work in order to provide for their families which results in the need for child care– it is just reality in ...more »

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Medical Assistance system

DHS - Currently when a individual/family is on a medical assistance program and the basis for eligibility ends, but they are now eligible on another program basis, they receive a notice that their coverage ends. This of course makes them panic and call their county eligibility worker. Who then explains that yes you are still covered. An option might be for ONE letter (consolidate for families as well) to state that ...more »

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