Read this piece in the MinnPost, entitled “House DFL opens session with priority of paying back $550 million to schools”
It’s got the who, what, when, where, why and how (DFL, pay back the “shift”, or accounting gimmick that post-dates checks until after some future date, this session, at the Capitol, etc).
It’s got some quotes from DFL leaders:
Speaker Paul Thissen, sworn in Tuesday along with the rest of Minnesota’s legislators, said the ceremonial House File 1 would be a bill that returns roughly $550 million to the state’s schools. DFLers campaigned on the issue, but it hadn’t surfaced on many pre-legislative to-do lists.
And it’s suffused with the sense that all those DFLers are plugging away For The Children.
What does it not have?
Any reference to the fact that the GOP-dominated 2012 session passed a bill to pay back the shift last year. Governor Dayton vetoed it.
Precisely so that the media would have this headline, this year.
Heck of a job, MinnPost. You may take your place in the ranks of the Minnesota Praetorian Guard, doing your bit for the DFL.