Rep. Duane Quam asked a simple question:
He asked “So what is being stated as savings is what Education Minnesota referred to last year as taking money from our kids?” The twisted explanation he got showed that the DFL is spinning this budget like crazy. They criticized the school shift that the GOP legislature passed and that Gov. Dayton signed.
This year, Gov. Dayton is proposing a huge tax increase to allegedly pay for a major spending increase in K-12 education. That doesn’t fit with Gov. Dayton’s admission that they won’t repay the school shift back until 2017.
The DFL won’t be ashamed of their campaign trail lies, though they should be. They’ll just keep saying disgustingly dishonest things as long as ABM and the Twin Cities media provide political cover.