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Minnesota lawmakers to vote on aid for businesses, workers

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Published: Dec. 14, 2020 at 2:52 PM CST
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers are convening Monday to try to pass a package of coronavirus relief measures aimed at businesses and workers who took the biggest hit from a four-week “pause” ordered by Gov. Tim Walz last month.

Leaders agreed last week on a $216 million grant program for businesses such as bars and restaurants. Lawmakers reached a deal Sunday night for a 13-week extension on unemployment insurance for jobless workers.

Walz plans to announce Wednesday whether he will extend the “pause” past its Friday expiration date.

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