Tuesday Talk: How do we move from “or” to “and”?
There’s a difference between prudent financial decisions and being so cash-strapped every fiscal question revolves around an either/or scenario. Before conservative “no-new-taxes” policy, Minnesota could afford both sound education investment and robust transportation funding; health care for the most vulnerable and aid to local governments. Now policymakers have to decide on either shifting more education funding or cutting health care deeper.
With a year left to balance another state budget, how do we begin moving past “either/or” and back to “and”?