A state House committee today advanced a $300 million plan to aid riot-damaged Twin Cities businesses. Louis Lau is the owner of Peking Garden in St. Paul. He says his family business was devastated by vandals in the wake of George Floyd’s death…

“And we still need the support of the state to ensure our business can survive under the current economic environment.”

The measure passed on an 11-8 vote along party lines with only DFL support. Republicans consider it a bailout to city officials.