Senate Republicans block action on Frontline Worker Pay and Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
and everything else happening in the Legislature this week
In action on the Senate Floor Thursday, Senate DFLers moved to consider legislation that would immediately deliver $1 billion in funding for frontline worker pay bonuses and to refill the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. Despite the need for getting this work done for Minnesotans, Senate Republicans voted to block this action. Read more >>
Republicans passed a bill off the Senate floor this week that would complicate the existing ability for parents and teachers to communicate about classroom activities, prevent teachers from seamlessly adapting curriculum to student needs, and add to the mandated paperwork for teachers when they are already overwhelmed by the effects of the pandemic. Read more >>
The Senate this week passed a bill that invests $20 million in research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is the most common type of motor neuron disease, but over 90% of cases have no known cause. The bill provides grants for research into innovations and outcomes with the goal of bettering the lives of individuals with ALS.