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Release: Rep. Morrison votes to replenish Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, deliver bonus pay to frontline workers

Monday, April 25, 2022

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 others. 

 Rep. Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven) voted for the legislation and issued the following statement:

“I was happy to vote to both replenish the unemployment insurance trust fund and deliver hero pay to the frontline workers who put themselves and their families at risk during the pandemic. With a historic budget surplus, we can and should do both. I was glad to support this critical legislation."