Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and other Democratic lawmakers unveil a plan this morning (10am) to recruit and retain what they term police officers “with strong moral character.”
Democrats say it’s based on collaboration with key law enforcement lobbying groups. Also at the Capitol today, Senate Republicans ramp up their push for Minnesota to join 39 other states that have a joint agreement on licensing nurses — which Minnesota nurses groups warn will lower standards. House Democrats move closer to a floor vote on a billion-dollar COVID bonus package for front-line workers that Senate Republicans don’t support. And a Senate committee debates a bill to increase penalties on those who use stolen vehicles to commit violent crimes.