Aiding Veterans in Crisis, Paying Pandemic Workers, Restoring Woman Suffrage Memorial
The Frontline Worker Pay Working Group, comprised by a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators and three agency commissioners, has been meeting biweekly since late July to hear from workers who remained on the frontlines during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group is tasked with developing a plan to distribute $250 million in bonus pay. On this week's program, highlights of the many stories from workers confronting the pandemic.
To assist veterans facing a personal crisis resulting from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the legislature passed a measure to provide veterans with an alternative pathway of treatment and rehabilitation for crimes related to post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. On this program, highlights of the the ceremonial bill signing and an interview with Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Chair Andrew Lang about new efforts to assist Minnesotans who served in the military.
The Woman Suffrage Memorial, at the corner of Cedar and Aurora on the Capitol complex, commemorates the efforts of the Minnesota women who tirelessly worked to achieve women’s right to vote. Paul Mandell, formerly of the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, joins moderator Shannon Loehrke to feature the memorial's recent renovation.