No one should have to choose between caring for themselves or a loved one and a paycheck, which is why I’m co-authoring a new bill to expand Earned Sick and Safe Time. The legislation aims to provide an important short-term benefit to workers by allowing them to accrue sick time based on the number of hours worked. This requirement has several key additional benefits, including healthier workplaces and schools, greater support for caregivers, and reduced health care costs.
MNSure Special Enrollment Period
Minnesota's health insurance marketplace, MNSure, will be open for a special enrollment period, starting February 16 through May 17, 2021. Certain life changes like moving, having a baby, getting married, or turning 26 allows for the special enrollment period to occur. Minnesota residents and families deserve access to quality, affordable health care. It’s critical, now more than ever, for everyone to have insurance. Learn about how to enroll here.
Black History Month
This Black History Month, I reflect on last year’s pain, but also celebrate the steps that have already been taken. For one, I’m incredibly honored to serve in the most diverse Minnesota Legislature in state history, and this week, my colleagues in the United Black Legislative Caucus announced their priorities aimed at addressing racial disparities in economic opportunity, housing, education, health and human services, public safety, transportation, and environmental justice. You can watch their announcement here.