Tougher sentences for criminals, including a new penalty for carjacking… and more scrutiny over judges who are lenient when sentencing criminals — among key provisions in a broad-ranging public safety package Minnesota House Republicans rolled out today (Tues).  Cambridge Representative Brian Johnson:

“Minnesotans are tired of having to look over their shoulder every time they go to the grocery store or parking lot, to see if something is going to happen to them.  They want to be able to come down to watch a Twins game or go to the concert, (and) not have to worry and be scared.”

Republicans don’t have a majority in the Minnesota House — but they *do* control the state Senate, where some of the measures announced today are already being discussed.