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Statement from Speaker Hortman on SAFE Account

Thursday, February 04, 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota — Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman released the following statement on legislation for a State Aid for Emergencies (SAFE) Account:

“All Minnesotans deserve to be safe in their communities, and that’s why House DFLers have put forward legislation for the SAFE Account. We’re working with Governor Walz to ensure that all of our communities, from rural to suburban to urban, are able to respond to extraordinary events. We are grateful for the public service of law enforcement who help preserve peace and safety for Minnesotans while respecting their constitutional and human rights. We want to make sure that they are funded and prepared. House Democrats passed this legislation out of the Public Safety Committee Tuesday with no support from Republicans. Democrats are standing up to provide public safety for all Minnesotans, and we expect Republicans to join us.”