Guilty verdict for Chauvin
and everything else happening in the Legislature this week
Derek Chauvin found guilty on all charges
A jury in Hennepin County this week found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty on three charges in the murder of George Floyd: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin is currently imprisoned and awaiting sentencing, which is expected to happen in about eight weeks.
RentHelpMN launches to help those struggling to afford rent
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance is now live for renters who owe back rent. Assistance is also available for past-due utilities. Renters looking to see if they qualify should examine this document. Additionally, there is a landlord checklist for any landlords who have renters behind on their rent. Help for homeowners is also on the way; to sign up for updates regarding the availability of mortgage assistance please click here.
Earth Day celebration as a call to action
Thursday, April 22 marks Earth Day, a global holiday in recognition of the planet and the action needed to protect it. Millions across the globe celebrate this holiday and the natural beauty of our world and acknowledge the crucial demand to maintain and protect it. In 2021, our planet continues to face a dire climate crisis that threatens the livelihoods of all of us, and the state of Minnesota is no exception to this dire need for environmental action.