(St. Paul, MN) — Legislation is being introduced in the Minnesota House and Senate that would make Juneteenth an official state holiday. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021, but is not recognized in most states. Each bill would give state employees a paid day off and close state offices to observe the holiday. The bills have both passed through committee and may reach the governor’s desk by the end of next month. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
Legislation Introduced To Make Juneteenth Official State Holiday
By Ashley Hanley|2023-01-17T04:58:35-06:00January 17th, 2023|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!