Today (Tues) begins what state lawmakers hope will be the home stretch of the 2022 Minnesota Legislature, with May 23rd the adjournment deadline for the regular session. Democrats and Republicans are each taking a much different approach to addressing Minnesota’s crime wave:
“We’re not gonna arrest or incarcerate our way out of concerns.”
Saint Paul Representative Carlos Mariani says Democrats are focusing heavily on intervention and prevention. But Cambridge Republican Brian Johnson says Minnesotans are tired of looking over their shoulder every time they go to the grocery store or parking lot:
“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 are pushing for tougher sentences for criminals and more officers on the street.