This sounds like the joke about the Illinois lottery money going to support eduction.

I'm sure it does, but IN ADDITION TO the general fund money but rather INSTEAD OF money from the general fund.

In other words, education doesn't get any (or just a small amount) of extra money. The school source of money is changed.

Then the legislators can go home and brag "Look at the additional funding we got for schools!" when they really didn't get any additional money.

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