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.