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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:22 PM

DFL legislators call for GOP support to rebuild Minneapolis, St. Paul businesses damaged by civil

DFL legislators call for GOP support to rebuild Minneapolis, St. Paul businesses damaged by civil unrest


A bevy of DFL lawmakers stood in front of the rubble of a Lake Street furniture store on Thursday calling on Senate Republicans to support a $300 million proposal to rebuild Twin Cities businesses destroyed or damaged by last summer’s civil unrest.

State Rep. Mohamud Noor, DFL-Minneapolis, said Democratic-Farmer-Labor legislators are renewing their push to provide state aid to Minneapolis and St. Paul businesses.

“We made a promise and a commitment that we will never, ever walk away from supporting the small businesses impacted by the civil unrest,” Noor said. “Today, we reaffirm that commitment that we’re going to be standing strong to support those businesses that have been impacted.”

Since last summer, House DFL lawmakers have been stymied by their Senate GOP counterparts who have opposed state aid for rebuilding, criticizing it as a “bailout.”

Read more: https://minnesotareformer.com/2021/03/04/dfl-legislators-call-for-gop-support-to-rebuild-minneapolis-st-paul-businesses-damaged-by-civil-unrest/

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