Governor Tim Walz’s 35-million-dollar public safety request for the Derek Chauvin trial remains stalled at the State Capitol after House Republicans tried to bring up their version of the bill but Democrats said “no.” Majority Leader Ryan Winkler says law enforcement mutual-aid agreements are now in place and…
“The funding is not urgent at this moment… So the urgency of January to get ready has passed.”
House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt fired back:
“Believe me, Representative Winkler, I will remember that you said that! And I guarantee that our law enforcement community will also remember that you said that!”
Democrats say Republicans could have voted for the bill four weeks ago but instead let it fail. Republicans respond that bill didn’t have the support of law enforcement. The disagreement is over police reform measures.