State lawmakers putting finishing touches on their budget bills this week highlights sharp differences between Republicans and Democrats. On crime, Senate Republican point-man Warren Limmer says “get tough” with longer sentences and more cops on the street:
“Minnesota is experiencing a drastic increase in violent crime… and criminals are not being held accountable.”
House Democrat Cedrick Frazier responds:
“If the magic elixir was incarcerating people, America would be the safest country on this planet.”
Frazier says Democrats propose a balanced approach that includes intervention, prevention, accountability — and funding the police.