Politics Friday: Minnesota lawmakers debate new gun laws as the nation sees another school shooting
Minnesota lawmakers are moving forward with a public safety bill that funds big parts of the state’s criminal justice system.
MPR News host Mike Mulcahy talks to Rep. Kelly Moller, DFL-Shoreview, and Rep. Paul Novotny, R-Elk River, about the public safety budget bill released earlier this week. The bill, HF2890, also includes a host of policy provisions, including a “red flag” measure designed to reduce gun violence.
Later in the hour, Sen. Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, explains the latest developments with the capital investment bill — also known as the bonding bill — and how the DFL plans to move forward with or without Republican support.
And MPR’s political reporters break down the biggest news from the Capitol from this week.
Rep. Kelly Moller, DFL-Shoreview
Rep. Paul Novotny, R-Elk River
Sen. Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul
Brian Bakst is a politics reporter for MPR News
Dana Ferguson is a politics reporter for MPR News
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