At Issue: Aug. 1 — Winkler responds to Thompson controversy; Walz's approach to COVID and schools | KSTP.com

At Issue: Aug. 1 — Winkler responds to Thompson controversy; Walz's approach to COVID and schools

Ricky Campbell
Updated: August 01, 2021 03:36 PM
Created: August 01, 2021 02:53 PM

This week on “At Issue,” House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, addresses the growing crime problem in Minnesota and one way he hopes lawmakers can help address it. He also responds to questions about the beleaguered Rep. John Thompson, DFL-St. Paul, who’s at the center of a few controversies.

Meanwhile, the Walz administration is leaving masking rules up to local schools after the CDC reversed course on its recommendations for COVID-19 protocols. The governor, joined by his education and health commissioners, launched a new “Vax to School” campaign to get more students vaccinated before the school year begins.

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