Thursday, March 18, 2010

But Do They Get Franking?

For 90 years, the state of Wisconsin has published an annual almanac which contains biographies of their elected officials, information about government functions and detailed statistics about production, harvests and other bits of information.

The Wisconsin "Blue Book" retails for $8.75.

350 free copies are distributed to each member of the state House; Every state Senator are given 600 copies; The Governor gets 400 and one goes to every Wisconsin member of Congress, district attorney, public library and school library.

As a cost-cutting measure, Republican Rep. Pat Strachota has offered a bill that wouldn't effect any of the above, but would eliminate free distribution of a single copy to each of state's newspapers.

She doesn't think they use them much anymore because most of the information is available online.
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