SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Tonight, the Minnesota House approved legislation to replenish the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and deliver $1,500 bonus checks for more than 600,000 frontline workers, including health care workers, first responders, child care providers, food service and retail workers, and more. Additionally, the bill makes hourly school employees like paraprofessionals, classroom assistants, bus drivers and others eligible for unemployment benefits in the summer.
Rep. Ginny Klevorn (DFL-Plymouth) voted for the legislation and issued the following statement:
“Minnesotans expect compromise when it comes to supporting our local workforce and our communities’ mainstreet businesses. Both have made tremendous sacrifices to keep us safe and healthy during the pandemic’s darkest days.
Governing in a divided legislature requires give and take from both sides. Tonight, I voted to support hero checks for frontline workers and a UI trust fund fix. I encourage Senate Republicans to quickly approve this bill and send it to Governor Walz for his signature.”