I was excited to welcome another impressive group of youth leaders to the Capitol last week! It was a great second week of having Edina High School students join me at the Capitol for my office's Intern for a Day Program!
Affordable Housing for All I have heard from many of you that housing affordability is a major concern. The House DFL is proposing major investments in housing to solve this crisis. We’re proposing to build more homes Minnesotans can afford, save the affordable homes we already have, provide pathways to home ownership and out of homelessness, and ensure landlords and renters are made whole. We have a golden opportunity this session to invest in solutions to create more housing options and lower costs throughout the state, which will in turn create more economic opportunity for families, businesses, and our state’s future.
Hazard Pay for Workers and Economic Security for Small Businesses
The House Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee heard testimony on two key pieces of legislation: HF 2900, which provides hazard pay to thousands of frontline workers, advanced through committee, and HF 1035, which would appropriate $1.2 billion to settle the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund debt. Both passed out of the committee. We know workers and main street businesses have made many sacrifices to keep us safe while risking their own safety and livelihoods. We can and should deliver relief to both.