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.

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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.

Details on this program, including the application process, can be found here.

KSTP Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser is following this news Monday.