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Senator Erin Murphy Bill to Expand Resources to Prosecute Violent Crime Across Minnesota Clears Key Senate Committee

Senator Says Funds Necessary to Keep Communities Safe Across the State 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul) said her bill to significantly expand resources to prosecute violent criminals in communities across Minnesota passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  Sen. Murphy said the measure would provide the state Attorney General’s office (AGO) with funding to more than triple the number of prosecutors who can be deployed in counties across the state to go after violent offenders.

Restore the Vote Heard Yesterday in Senate Elections Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Yesterday, a bill that would restore the right to vote to Minnesotans who have been released from incarceration after being convicted of felony charges was heard for the first time in the Senate Elections Committee. Right now, these individuals lose the right to vote until after their probation or parole is completed. In response, Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan), Chair of the Elections Committee, released the following statement: