MN School Shift Debate Previews Fall Campaign Themes

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Representative Paul Thissen

Click photo to hear why Rep. Paul Thissen says Republicans favor corporations over kids.

Click photo to hear why Rep. Paul Thissen says Republicans favor corporations over kids.

Debate over a Republican plan lower Minnesota state reserves to pay back schools brought DFL amendments to close corporate tax loopholes.

The amendments never got put to a vote, but both sides got a chance to preview the rhetoric they will likely be using on the Fall campaign trail.

House Minority Leader Paul Thissen says Republicans are defending corporations at the expense of kids.

Representative Pat Garofalo (R- Farmington) says the Democrats are selling phony baloney.

Why is the Republican plan like a 1973 Dodge Dart?

Representative Joe Atkins (DFL-Inver Grove Heights) compares the Representative Garofalo’s school shift plan to an old car he once had.

Michael McIntee

Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. He began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio station. He is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geek. More about Michael McIntee »

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