While J. Patrick Coolican sees "daylight" for the tax and supplemental budget omnibus bills in a press release from Education Minnesota, in his Morning Hot Dish newsletter, the education union doesn't agree.
According to Ed MN press secretary Chris Williams, the union will be sending out a letter press release* later today asking Governor Mark Dayton to veto both bills.
That i:s implied by this tweet
We applaud the bipartisan passage of a public pension bill, but urge @GovMarkDayton to think twice before signing the GOP's budget and tax/education bills. Read more: https://t.co/IjuXy7JVCh #mnleg #edmnvotes #angryapples pic.twitter.com/eCk5W9QSmF— Education Minnesota (@EducationMN) May 21, 2018
It' a bit more explicit here:
Minnesota's students deserve better than the @mngop's latest school funding gimmick that is tied to the tax bill, includes no new money and allows districts to raid teacher professional development funds. Do better. #mnleg pic.twitter.com/FMtZEcBMZx— Education Minnesota (@EducationMN) May 21, 2018
Where did the Strib's ordinarily excellent (but likely sleep-deprived) reader and reporter get this notion that there's "daylight" in "sludge"?
We need look no further than Dakota County Republican and non-union member Pat Garofalo, who tweeted:
Teachers union demonstrates weak leadership and refuses to call on Governor Dayton to either sign or veto bipartisan tax relief/education/supplemental bills. https://t.co/ONeQ82PYZP— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) May 21, 2018
Why are we not surprised that Garofalo thinks toxic sludge is good for you--and Minnesota's kids?
*Correction: Education Minnesota sent a letter to the Governor, not a press release. Our mistake entirely. Apologies to the union.
Screengrab: From Education Minnesota's twitter account.
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