We’re coming up to our 60-day deadline this Friday, a date that marks 60 days since the end of the legislative session, and a more formal start of the campaign period. During this time, legislators will be unable to send email updates such as this as to not create an unfair advantage for incumbents. But rest assured, I will continue to keep working to get things done for our community and state and be available to connect one-on-one about your questions, comments and ideas.
Specifically, I will continue to advocate for a return in a special session to complete our work and address the challenges facing our state. Since the regular legislative session ended, the Republican Senate Majority has been unwilling to return to the negotiating table. This is unfortunate because as I talk with folks, what they really want is us for us to collaborate, compromise and get our work done.
Minnesotans continue to struggle with rising costs, public safety remains at the forefront of many of our minds, schools are still underfunded, and an affordable home is still out of reach for too many families. These are issues we could take up tomorrow in a special session that would make a significant difference in the lives of Minnesotans. I will continue to raise up the stories I hear from our community and advocate for a special session where we take action and deliver results.
Here’s a final update on our work, and resources available to our community - until November:
Frontline Worker Bonus - Applications Due Tomorrow
Another notable deadline this Friday is for the Frontline Worker Bonus applications. This session, House Democrats secured a $500 million investment in these bonuses, meant to go to the Minnesotans that kept our state running during the darkest days of the pandemic. We made it to this point largely thanks to the sacrifice and bravery of these workers.
Health care workers, first responders, child care providers, food service and retail workers, and more are eligible for this bonus. Learn more and apply at frontlinepay.mn.gov.