Governor Tim Walz continues pushing the legislature to temporarily expand benefits during the coronavirus pandemic for workers who don’t have sick days:

“If there is not a protection for that, there darn sure should be, if the State of Minnesota is asking you to stay home.”

Walz also wants workers to be eligible for unemployment benefits if their workplace is shut down due to coronavirus. Senate Republicans are resisting the change. They says as coronavirus ramps up, state lawmakers should move forward with measures that everyone can agree on.