State lawmakers continue to hear from pandemic frontline workers as legislators try to determine what to do with $250 million in funding. At a working group hearing on Tuesday, Nicole Mattson with Care Providers of Minnesota testified that long-term care workers for seniors face large turnover and…

“This is a workforce who was on the frontlines of the COVID response and will continue to show up for Minnesota seniors as our state faces yet another pandemic wave, these are the heroes of the pandemic. it’s been stated that whatever the working group proposes is not enough, and while that’s true, a meaningful bonus is a start.”

The legislative working group will recommend to lawmakers who should receive bonuses and how much money they’ll get. Once that’s determined, the goal is to have a special session in mid-September.