Walz signs unemployment insurance, frontline worker bill into law
Gov. Tim Walz held a ceremonial bill signing Monday to mark the passage of unemployment insurance and frontline worker relief.
Minnesota legislative leaders reached a deal last week to refill the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay bonuses to frontline workers.
The agreement includes $2.7 billion to replenish the trust fund and pay back a debt to the federal government for jobless aid, and $500 million for frontline worker bonus checks.
About 667,000 workers will be eligible for the $750 bonus checks. Click here for more information on the frontline worker pay.
You can watch the full signing ceremony below.
KSTP Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser is following this news Monday. Stay with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and KSTP.com for updates.