Governor Tim Walz’s 35-million-dollar public safety request has hit at least two stumbling blocks at the Minnesota Legislature with three weeks to the trial of ex-MPD officer Derek Chauvin. Democrats want police accountability measures included with funding, which Senate Republicans label a “non-starter.”   Saint Paul D-F-Ler Carlos Mariani appears willing to compromise:

“But you should know when I move that, it will be a major, major and momentary concession from representatives who come from communities who are always asked to be the ones to lead and to be the ones to give.”

But Senate Republicans have also raised the ire of Democrats by passing a bill that would take some state aid away from Minneapolis if the city doesn’t pay for law enforcement that other communities send in the future to help keep the peace.