AUDIO: House Majority Leader Winkler highlights DFL priorities this legislative session

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler says some of the biggest issues facing the state this year are COVID recovery and public safety.

Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) is not running for re-election to his House seat this year. He will instead be running for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Winkler is a Bemidji High School graduate and has ties to this area.

The state is projected to have a $7.7 billion budget surplus, with DFL priorities including COVID-related recovery and relief for small businesses and families.

Winkler says the rise of violent crime across the nation and in the state is unacceptable and the DFL is proposing a comprehensive approach to address criminal justice issues.

Listen to the full interview with House Majority Leader Winkler below:

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