Walking around money has been a part of politics for years...Go to the days of the ward healers handing out a little cash (or maybe some spirits) to the needy in exchange for their loyalties at the polls.
State lawmakers have walking around money....but its our money and its called "bullet aid". Little hand outs of 15, 20, 30 or 50 thousand dollars to school districts.
It's a miniscule amount to the districts, but it makes for a good press release.
Watertown Daily Times | Senate GOP showers education $ on north country