Legislature passes funding for AG Ellison to hire prosecutors

A bill headed to the governor gives the Minnesota attorney general’s office new funding to increase staff to do criminal prosecutions. Democrats said it responds to local officials’ calls for state help to respond to violent crime, while Republicans said the legislation is too vague as to how the money would be used. This is a morning update from MPR News, hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Music by Gary Meister.

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