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Minnesota is the 15th state, along with the District of Columbia, to enact some form of paid family medical leave, although some programs are still being implemented. AARP Minnesota spent nearly a decade lobbying for the legislation, part of our push to support family caregivers.
On May 21, state lawmakers passed a bill that will eliminate the state tax on Social Security benefits for three-quarters of the state’s recipients. People with taxable incomes up to $78,000, or $100,000 for a couple, would be exempt from paying state taxes on their benefits under the legislation, which Gov. Tim Walz signed on May 24.
AARP Foundation filed a brief in a case before the court this week in support of Geraldine Tyler, a 94-year-old Minnesota woman who lost her condo after she failed to pay $15,000 in back taxes, fees and interest.
Lawmakers in Minnesota and Vermont approved legislation that would phase in state-facilitated retirement savings programs in those states starting in 2025.
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