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Rep. Patti Fritz of Faribault announces Thursday, April 4, 2013, that the House health and human services budget will increase pay to long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

House DFL proposes more nursing home money, but no specifics

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ST. PAUL -- Many workers who care for Minnesota’s elderly have not seen pay raises for up to six years, but House Democrats promise higher pay is on the way.


“The rates we are paying these providers are so low, most (long-term care facilities) have at least 50 percent turnover rate,” Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, said.

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