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May 18, 2014

Wage Fight Poses Dilemma for Nonprofits Squeezed by State Funding

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Nonprofits that rely on state reimbursements to provide services say it would be difficult for them to absorb a minimum-wage increase.

When Kathy Potter, a member of the board of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, learned last year that the group was planning to back efforts to raise the state’s minimum wage, her first thought was, “Are you kidding me?”

Ms. Potter, executive...

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