Representative Marquart Pleased with Compromise and End Result of Budget Bills

Representative Marquart Pleased with Compromise and End Result of Budget Bills

July 7, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

St. Paul, MN — The divided Minnesota legislature was able to come together during their special session that ended last week and pass a $52 billion state budget just in time to avoid any government shutdowns. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart says both the Democrats and Republicans were able to set aside their differences and put together what he believes is a solid budget for the state. Some of the highlights from this year’s session include conformity with PPP loans and unemployment and major investments in education, according to Representative Marquart.

The Public Safety Bill was one of the most debated items throughout the legislative session. Many of the most controversial items were not included in the bill. However, some of the most significant pieces that were signed into law included legislation regarding no knock warrants, early warning systems for police misconduct, and sign and release warrants.

Paul Marquart will join the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this Friday for a full recap of the legislative session.