Editorial: Partisan math clouds budget debate – Post Bulletin

Minnesota used $30.2 billion of its own money in the current two-year cycle, but we actually spent $34.5 billion. To make the books balance, we didn’t pay schools $1.9 billion that they’re owed, and we used $2.3 billion in federal stimulus funds.

As far as we know, Minnesota didn’t spend those federal dollars on a statewide pizza party. We spent them on education, transportation and health care, and without that money, we would have been in a world of hurt.

Unpacking the GOP’s creative accounting when trying to explain their budget plan.  Read more at:  Editorial: Partisan math clouds budget debate – Post Bulletin.

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