MN House Democrats unveil legislative priorities
Pat Sweeney | Jan 13, 2021 AT 3:15 pm
Minnesota House Democrats have unveiled their first priorities of the 2021 legislative session. It's a package of bills that aim to assist workers, families and small businesses struggling due to the ongoing pandemic. The package consists of five bills that would offer paid leave to health care workers, boost testing and vaccination efforts at long-term care facilities, and provide $500 payments to low-income families, among other things. The legislation contrasts with the priorities of the GOP-controlled Senate, which include rolling back Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency powers, election integrity legislation and preventing tax increases.