We’re still in the process of negotiating our budget for Minnesota, with the anticipated goal of passing the complete bipartisan package during a June special session. Every budget year proposes its own unique challenges, but more so this year, considering this will be the budget meant to help Minnesota not only bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, but ensure that the recovery is equally felt throughout the state.
Besides the financial investments, other crucial proposals being discussed right now are new public safety reforms and police accountability measures. This week, as we reflect on the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, it’s imperative that any bipartisan agreement for a June special session must also include the measures we’ve been fighting for in the House that will help make Minnesota a more equitable and just state.
The public safety and police accountability measures we’re championing would do the following: