If you’re interested, you can watch that committee hearing here.
On Monday, I presented another one of my bills in the Workforce and Business Development Committee, House File 3000, which addresses our state’s unemployment insurance shortfall - which has been depleted during the pandemic - and also supports our school’s hourly workers. Unemployment insurance is a critical social safety net for Minnesota’s workers, but not all Minnesotans are currently eligible.
I’ve received tremendous outreach and support from constituents on this issue and am pleased to include the hourly workers provision which can help in stabilizing the workforce by allowing our school’s hourly workers (bus drivers, lunchroom staff, paraprofessionals and educational assistants) to access unemployment benefits.
We can support businesses and provide for workers so everyone can come through the pandemic stronger than before. You can read the Star Tribune’s coverage of this important issue here. There’s also the video of Monday’s hearing that’s available here.
Thank you to everyone that joined us for our hybrid town hall last month. This was a new format for us, but I think it worked well to hear from people over Zoom and in-person. We had a lot of great conversations around our goals for this session, and if you missed it, you can still watch the recording here.
If you have any questions about our work this session, the best way to contact me is at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-296-7449. As we continue remote operations, email is the quickest way to get in touch. You’ll either hear back from me or my legislative assistant, Sam. If you haven’t already, you can also subscribe by email to these legislative updates here. I look forward to hearing from you.
All my best,