COVID bonuses for front-line workers have hit a snag at the Minnesota Capitol. Not only can’t Democrats and Republicans agree *which* workers will get bonuses and how big they’ll be — but a planned special session to approve the bonuses later this month is in question, because Republicans could then make good on threats to oust state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm. Hamline University political analyst David Schultz:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if the governor ultimately is forced to have to make that choice and say, do I help the front-line workers and lose Malcolm, or do I keep Malcolm but not compensate the front-line workers?”
Schultz says that’s a tough position for the governor, going into a year when he’ll likely run for re-election.