Interesting piece on KSTP last night concerning the use and misuse of Minnesota's welfare system. It turns out that EBT cards are being used a number of places one might not expect, including liquor stores in California, unlicensed tattoo parlors and even the U.S. Virgin Islands. It's 5 minutes long and definitely worth your time.
Another interesting thing: the politicians who appear, or choose not to, on the report. A tale of two Martys:
Not surprisingly, ostentatious DFL scold John Marty cancelled a scheduled interview on the topic. Marty probably hadn't quite figured out how to square this particular circle yet.
On the GOP side, it was like seeing a ghost, as Marty Seifert offered copious commentary on the matter. I hadn't seen Marty Seifert anywhere since he lost the GOP nomination to Tom Emmer in the spring. And if you take that comment in more than one way, that's the idea.