this is wrong

Byline: | Category: Uncategorized | Posted at: Thursday, 21 December 2006

This is a practice which should end. These legislative postage accounts exist so that legislators can stay in contact with constituents, not so that they can horde the money for years and years, only to spend it when they or their friends face tough elections.

It is so obviously an unethical practice that not even the U.S. Congress allows the transfer of mail funds between legislators.

The City Paper agrees. How about you?

For more on this subject see here and here.

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2 Responses to “this is wrong”

  1. Donna Locke Says:

    I’d agree with that if we had a professional, responsible capital city newspaper that commits actual — that is, unslanted — journalism. We don’t have that. So spend the money, you Republicans and independents, to get the truth out.

  2. Kay Brooks Says:

    Either leave it to the incoming representative for the same district or zero out the account. It shouldn’t go to another district, imo.

    It would be nice if these folks actually corresponded with their constituents on a regular basis. Maybe we could require them to send out something substantial on a quarterly basis actually outlining what THEY’VE done that quarter, bills introduced, votes, monies received, etc.. If they don’t then no mailings within 30 days of their reelection bid.