The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate passed a bill last night (Mon) that would fund just over half of Governor Tim Walz’s 35-million-dollar request for public safety during the George Floyd officer trials — but police reforms are mostly out of the bill, which doesn’t bode well in the Democrat-controlled Minnesota House. D-F-L Senator Nick Frentz from North Mankato:

“We want to support law enforcement.   We want public safety. Who doesn’t? This bill does not bring the support of the very people for whom it is most important that we hear from.”

Luverne Republican Bill Weber says about George Floyd’s death:

“I don’t believe there’s anyone in this chamber that… condones what happened.   But there were many… different decisions that could have been made to keep the aftermath from being what it was.”