(St. Paul, MN) — Lawmakers are considering a funding bill for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Keith Ellison asked legislators at a House committee hearing yesterday for an additional four-million dollars over the next two years. The money would be used to hire just over a half-dozen attorneys and two paralegals to assist counties with prosecuting serious crimes. Ellison says many counties don’t have the staff or expertise to handle a major case. Two dozen of the state’s county attorney offices have two or fewer attorneys on staff.