Democrats are using a Republican-sponsored bill that would increase funding for law enforcement training as a rallying-point to push for more wide-ranging police reforms during the Minnesota Senate floor debate:

“Here we are saying, here, you have six more million dollars to continue to do the same thing.”

Minneapolis Democrat Patricia Torres Ray proposed a new office to increase communities’ involvement in public safety, but Maple Grove Senator Warren Limmer objects it goes beyond the scope of his bill:

“Three pages of new legislation to create a new bureaucracy and a new office.”

Edina Democrat Melisa Franzen accused Republicans of “playing with rules and not debating ideas”:

“Play the political games that people are tired of hearing (and) you will reap the consequences in November.”