(St. Paul, MN) — Lawmakers are considering a funding bill for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Keith Ellison asked legislators at a House committee hearing yesterday for an additional four-million dollars over the next two years. The money would be used to hire just over a half-dozen attorneys and two paralegals to assist counties with prosecuting serious crimes. Ellison says many counties don’t have the staff or expertise to handle a major case. Two dozen of the state’s county attorney offices have two or fewer attorneys on staff.
Lawmakers Considering Funding Bill For Attorney General’s Office
By Ashley Hanley|2023-01-18T04:21:46-06:00January 18th, 2023|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!