Photo by: Minnesota State Republican Caucus
Photo by: Minnesota State Republican Caucus

(St. Paul, MN) -- Thousands of frontline workers in Minnesota are still waiting for the bonus pay they were promised.  

On Wednesday, the Frontline Worker Bonus Pay Working Group failed to reach a compromise on who should receive part of the 250-million dollars set aside by the state for essential workers during the pandemic. According to reports, Republicans want to give 12-hundred-dollars to mostly healthcare employees and first responders, while Democrats would like to offer 375-dollars to healthcare workers, first responders, food service employees and many others.  

The move comes six weeks after the original September deadline. Democrats say a special session is not necessary.