Fear of November or temporary sanity?
A little of column A, a little of column B?
On a personal level, I expect most people in the KY House were appalled. I think the question, anytime this happens, is whether they're better off politically downplaying it or doing something. They seem to have chosen the latter, which makes some sense: it's a way to change sides in favor of the teachers without having to pretend they haven't been gutting education spending for however long.