State lawmakers are expected to address racial inequality and policing standards in a special session later this week. Minneapolis Senator Jeff Hayden says George Floyd was killed just eight blocks from where he lives…

“And we all got to watch that 8 minutes and 43 seconds and then the ensuing carnage that happened in my district and so   it’s personal to me, it’s clear, it could’ve been me easily been me.”

House and Senate Democrats are calling for money to rebuild areas hard hit by recent unrest, and for modifications to police use-of-force standards. The measures are likely to pass in the Democrat-controlled House, but face an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Senate.