MN Legislature Providing Relief for Businesses Impacted by Restrictions

MN Legislature Providing Relief for Businesses Impacted by Restrictions

December 22, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/22/20)

St. Paul, MN — While the bar and restaurant industry in the state of Minnesota will remain locked down until at least mid-January, the good news is that help is on the way courtesy of the Minnesota State Legislature. Last week Governor Walz signed a relief bill that will provide $216.5 million in aid for local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and latest shutdowns. Through direct payments and local grants, Representative Paul Marquart says this bill will provide some much-needed relief for Minnesotans.

While he wishes that bars and restaurants didn’t have to close their doors to indoor dining, Representative Marquart notes that the Governor is in a difficult situation having to balance between safety and the economy.

The bill was passed during the legislature’s record breaking seventh special session.