Frontline Worker Bonus Pay, Creating New Districts, New Senate Majority Leader
The Frontline Worker Pay Working Group, comprised of three Senators, three Representatives and three members of Governor Walz’s administration, held meetings throughout the month of August to develop a framework to distribute $250 million dollars in bonus pay to frontline workers. Senator Erin Murphy is a member of the working group, and she joins Shannon Loehrke to offer her perspective.
In mid-August, the U.S. Census Bureau released the data necessary for states to begin the work of updating the legislative and congressional district maps in a process called redistricting. Senator Mark Johnson, chair of the Senate Committee on Redistricting, talks with Shannon Loehrke about the process and the significant role of the public in helping shape future representation in Congress and the Legislature.
Also, Senate Republicans elect Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, as the future Senate Majority Leader. He talks with the media about his new position. Plus, a look at some of the official gubernatorial portraits that hang in the State Capitol.