"I don't quite understand the anxiety," Bakk said. "If people don't want the pay raise, give the $14,000 to charity."
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"There is a reason that this has never passed," said Bakk, who represents a huge swath of rural northeastern Minnesota. "You're probably not going to take a vote this session that breaks more rural and urban than this."
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