Minnesota Incurs Millions of Dollars in Legal Costs; Misguided Sex-Offender Policies Partly to Blame

The Minnesota Department of Human Services budget has been gutted in part due to millions of dollars in legal costs incurred because of unconstitutional sex-offender laws.

Human Services is the state’s largest agency, employing more than 6,000 and serving more than 1 million Minnesotans.

Here’s an excerpt from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune story on the situation:

The belt-tightening became necessary to bring the agency back on fiscal track after it racked up more than $4 million in costs from litigation over the treatment of sex offenders and the alleged abuse of people with disabilities, among other costs.

Read the full story here.

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