MN GOP The Real Deadbeat On School Debt Says DFL

Is taking money from the state’s reserves to pay back schools when Minnesota is facing a predicted deficit next biennium a wise move? Rep. Ryan Winkler says the K-12 “shift” repayment will weaken the state and still leave it owing schools two billion dollars.

Rep Ryan Winkler and Sen Katie Seiben hold "Pay Back Our Kids" news conference

MN Dems Push “Pay Back Our Kids” Act

A tearful mother tells reporters that her daughter goes to kindergarten with 28 kids, she can’t get the individual attention she needs. Democrats say the state’s repeated borrowing from school funds is to blame for large class sizes.