Gazelka: Actions to defund the police have consequences

Majority Leader Paul Gazelka released the following statement regarding the Governor’s request for $35 million to fund a public safety response to the Derek Chauvin trial:  

“We are not going to bail out Minneapolis city council after they have made cuts to the public safety budget. Actions to defund the police have consequences. Instead, we will propose an alternative later this week to make sure mutual aid will be reimbursed, law enforcement can respond, and without taking general fund dollars away from education, healthcare, or transportation.”