New legislation includes Governor’s priorities to invest in small businesses and drive economic recovery and support essential workers and working families
7/1/2021 2:43:12 PM
[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz signed the tax bill, the final bill in Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget—Minnesota’s state budget for the next biennium, into law, providing direct relief to small businesses, essential workers, and working families across the state. As Minnesota emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget includes Governor Walz’s priorities to invest in small businesses and drive economic recovery, ensure students catch up on learning to succeed for years to come, and support essential workers and working families.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of Minnesota, but Minnesota’s small businesses and workers have borne a large burden of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect our communities and save lives,” said Governor Walz. “Today, I am proud to sign this final piece of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget into law to provide direct support to businesses and working families across the state.”
Highlights of the bill include:
The bill establishes that the Commissioners of Health and Human Services may declare public health disaster for eligibility for federal assistance and provides for other COVID-19 emergency response activities related to redeployment of state workers, unemployment insurance, testing, and vaccination.