Predicted incumbent competitions:
- In the Senate: 4 GOP pairings, 2 DFL pairings, 1 DFL-GOP pairing
- In the House: 9 GOP pairings, 7 DFL pairings, 4 DFL-GOP pairings
Senate Proposal to Recruit Law Enforcement Passes
Monday, the Senate passed SF 2848 to attract and recruit more peace officers. The bill, authored by Sen. Karin Housley (R-Stillwater), appropriates $1 million in advertising dollars to improve public opinion of law enforcement. An additional $1 million would go to the pathways to policing program, which recruits more diverse candidates into law enforcement. Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville) proposed an amendment to the bill that would eliminate the advertising budget, instead redirecting that funding to the pathways to policing program. The amendment ultimately failed, and the original bill passed.