Legislators Pass One Time $250 Stipend by Unanimous Vote for COVID-19 Front Line Workers

Legislators voted on June 29 to provide onetime payments of $250 to front-line workers during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order and to protect schools and colleges against lawsuits that could arise if students or staff-members contract the virus.

The $250 stipend passed by unanimous votes in both chambers. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sam Jenkins, D-Shreveport, now makes its way to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who has already voiced his support.


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