Representative Rob Ecklund from State Capital on Budget progress
The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the compromise Jobs, Economic Development, and Labor budget following a bipartisan Imageagreement reached with the Senate. The budget delivers resources for workers, families, and small businesses to recover from an incredibly challenging year.
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage”The resilience of Minnesota workers, families and small businesses are rooted in our community values. Despite every challenge thrown Imageour way this year, have witnessed incredible leadership, service and Imagemost importantly, compassion from Minnesotans across our state,” said Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL – Minneapolis), chair of the Workforce and Business Development Committee. “With our bipartisan Jobs, Economic Development, and Labor Budget, we will be able to strengthen these values through critical solutions that will expand economic opportunity, invest in the health and security of our workers, and extend a helping hand to small businesses recovering from both an unprecedented pandemic and civil unrest.”
“The last year has been devastating for many Minnesotans, and it compounded struggles that many workers, families, and small businesses were facing even prior fo the pandemic,” said Rep. Rob Ecklund (DFL — International Falls), chair of the House Labor, Industry & Veterans Affairs Committee. “Our Jobs and Labor budget delivers Imagestrong investments to help businesses bounce back, improve economic security for workers, strengthen workplace safety, and includes a robust investment in high-speed broadband so more Minnesotans can have the reliable internet access they deserve. Pm proud we were able to reach a bipartisan budget compromise with the Senate that will create more opportunities to succeed in a post-COVID-19 Minnesota.”