Letters to the Editor

Legislature's work on criminal justice and public safety

By: Senators Jason Ellsworth, Barry Usher, Dennis Lenz, and Chris Friedel

Public safety has been a significant and growing concern in our communities for the past several years. The 2023 Legislature heard these concerns loud and clear and acted to make our state a safer place to work, play, and raise a family.

We took on human traffickers with HB 112 from Rep. Jodee Etchart. It increased penalties for human trafficking and gave law enforcement more tools to prosecute these heinous crimes. HB 112 has already been credited for a major pros...


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