Lawmakers Still at Odds Over Public Safety Solutions
With the legislative session winding down at the Minnesota State Capitol, lawmakers remain divided on public safety.
Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, chairs the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee. During a news conference Thursday, Limmer says he’s waiting for a “global offer” from the DFL-led House with a spreadsheet that breaks down how they plan to address critical public safety needs with a $450 million funding package.
House DFL leaders say they want to negotiate public safety topics issue by issue, but Limmer said he prefers a different approach.
“Doing it one at a time silos each and every single issue to the point that you lose context, and at the end of the discussion, you may have over-committed,” Limmer said. “I am not going to over commit. I’m going to stay within the confines of the budget we were given. That’s why we offered our global offer on Monday.”
The legislative session will adjourn on Monday.