I hope you were able to enjoy the final days of summer with your friends and family. Here some info as the weather cools and we head into fall!
Back to School Preparation
Now that school has started here are some tips to keep in mind:
Over the weekend we recognized the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and continued to remember those who lost their lives that day. We also honored those heroes and first responders who risked their lives. Our nation is still profoundly impacted by this event and it’s important that we continue to remember this tragic day in our history.
DVS Planning to Reopen Examination Centers
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division’s (DPS-DVS) has a preliminary plan to reopen all 93 exam stations throughout the state. The Minnesota Legislature set aside dedicated funding in fiscal years 2022 and 2023 to DPS-DVS to reopen all driver’s license exam stations; the DPS-DVS set a goal to reopen all 93 exam locations by Jan. 31, 2022.
In May 2020, DPS-DVS consolidated all Minnesota exam stations and their services to 14 locations to increase efficiencies and maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 26 exam stations are open to serve Minnesotans. DPS-DVS needs to complete the following tasks to accomplish a successful reopening:
Like many employers, DPS-DVS is facing a significant hiring challenge. Available job positions are posted and frequently updated at https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/.
Child Care Tax Credit
The new Child Care Tax credit from President Biden is now live, here is all you need to know in order to qualify for this significant relief. Here is a quick one pager that explains everything you need to know. To learn more or to see if there are resources to aid you, visit this website.
Stay in Touch
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Rep. Samantha Vang