Jobs and Economic Development Conference Committee update

The conference committee met several times before the end of session but was unable to come to an agreement on significant policy and budget items due to not receiving its budget targets from legislative leaders until the end of session. The budget target for the conference committee is $125 million.

To finish the unresolved issues, work groups have been formulated based on conference committee members to continue to work. Working groups must have their spreadsheets completed on May 28 and language agreed to on June 4.

There are significant policy and budget items that are still under consideration, including: Sick and Safe Time, Paid Family and Medical Leave, alterations to wage theft legislation, aid to rebuild Minneapolis/St. Paul, business grants, and the expansion of unemployment insurance benefits for some workers.