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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.

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“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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