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Kieffer responds to fallout from 'whiners' remark

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State Rep. Andrea Kieffer said Thursday that her widely circulated comment suggesting legislation about women’s workplace issues was “almost making us look like whiners” was taken out of context.

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The Woodbury Republican’s remarks at a House committee hearing March 12 on the Women’s Economic Security Act went viral this week. The legislative package is aimed at improving economic opportunity for women.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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