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Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell (left) tells members of the Senate Judiciary committee that their proposed spending package, while funding 66 new corrections officers, could cost him a net 50 employees because of its failure to increase other funding. The bill’s author, Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, listens to the testimony. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)
Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell (left) tells members of the Senate Judiciary committee that their proposed spending package, while funding 66 new corrections officers, could cost him a net 50 employees because of its failure to increase other funding. The bill’s author, Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, listens to the testimony. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)

Limmer frustrated with budget bill

The Senate Judiciary committee on April 9 approved a $2.38 billion omnibus finance bill, even after its author expressed frustration that parts of it fall short and even violate the state Constitution.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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