Fox 9: MSP Archbishop calls on lawmakers to convene special session, pass Safe Schools legislation

In the wake of recent mass shootings, Catholic archbishops across the country are remembering the lives lost while calling for something to be done.

That includes St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop Bernard Hebda, who is calling on Governor Tim Walz and leaders in St. Paul to convene a special session and pass Safe Schools legislation.

The proposal, which was stalled during this year’s session, would give a permanent funding stream to all schools, including tribal, private and charter schools, for security enhancements, violence prevention and mental health programs. In 2019, the legislature passed a one-time Safe Schools program funding to public schools.


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