The 28th of April saw the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, confirm that an agreement from both sides of Congress had already been met for a stimulus check payment. This payment will be provided to the frontline workers as well as the small business owners with an additional stimulus amount. The news does come with the possibility of yet another round of federal stimulus payments fading in the shadows. In the statement, the Governor mentioned that his state was a perfect example of how a divided legislature could still get things done when the need was high.
Stimulus Check Plans In Minnesota
Tim Walz did express his pride for the bipartisan agreement that would provide hazard pay to most of the frontline workers as well as stimulus check relief to all the small business owners. There are all the professions that had to sacrifice a lot during the pandemic in order to make sure that their communities were safe with the economy going pretty strong. Melissa Hortman, the Speaker, also stated that the one priority of this package was to make sure that most of the frontline workers would be receiving the bonuses that they were promised the previous year.
The Stimulus check plan was first approved by the House of Representatives for Minnesota in February. The legislation did quadruple the original Hero Pay frontline worker stimulus budget of $250 million that was passed in the early part of the year. While the partisans of the government didn’t originally agree on who would be receiving the payments, they finally came to common ground when the payments were the need of the hour.
It is being understood that close to 667,000 workers from Minnesota will be able to claim the stimulus check payment that is currently in the works.