Owners of burned, looted businesses plead for state help

February 16, 2021 ☼ floydminneapolis

Source: MPR News - Link

Owners of businesses ransacked during last year’s Twin Cities riots made personal appeals Tuesday to Minnesota lawmakers for help with rebuilding.

The House Capital Investment Committee heard from several store owners from Minneapolis and St. Paul who could benefit from a proposed $300 million borrowing package. The plan advanced to another panel on an 11-8 party-line vote.

Republicans will say that this is entirely on Minneapolis. It wouldn’t hurt to provide low-cost loans and grants to these businesses. Looters are not politically motivated for the most part, but people taking advantage of an unstable situation.