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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.


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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