Senator Scott Dibble and Senator Ron Latz issue statement on Judiciary and Public Safety and Transportation Joint Committee Hearing
In response to today’s Senate Judiciary and Public Safety and Transportation Committee Hearing, the lead DFL members on the respective committees, Senator Ron Latz (DFL – St. Louis Park) and Senator Scott Dibble (DFL – Minneapolis) issued the following statement:
Senator Scott Dibble and Senator Ron Latz issue statement on upcoming Judiciary and Public Safety and Transportation Joint Committee Hearing
The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety and Transportation Committees will be hosting an informational hearing on the escalation of violent crime in Minnesota this Thursday. In response, the lead DFL members on the respective committees, Senator Ron Latz (DFL – St. Louis Park) and Senator Scott Dibble (DFL – Minneapolis) issued the following statement:
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan held a signing ceremony today for Executive Order 21-25, a historic Executive Order protecting LGBTQ+ youth from the harmful practice of conversion “therapy.”
While participating in a peaceful vigil and protest of the killing of Winston Boogie Smith by police, on Sunday evening in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, Deona Knajdek (also known as Deona Erickson) was killed by the driver of a speeding car that crashed into those gathered.
“This transportation budget remains full of shifts and gimmicks from the Senate Republicans even though my colleagues and I tried to amend it into a budget that would benefit the state of Minnesota,” said Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis), DFL Lead of the Transportation Committee. “Transportation is about people accessing opportunities and our economy’s ability to create prosperity. Siphoning general fund resources away from public education, from health care for seniors and the disabled, from property tax relief is irresponsible. Gutting support for transit will profoundly disrupt lives. Unlike other budget areas, transportation has constitutionally dedicated fund streams (that aren’t keeping up) and should be reformed instead of depending on unsustainable shifts.”