Taxpayers still buying promotional calendars for lawmakers

Dennis Owens of ABC 27 has a story that the latest Capitol Calendars (“courtesy” of your legislator) are now available.  Owens recalled our breakdown of the cost of calendars to taxpayers from last year.  Of course, calendars are a small expense, but small expenses add up, and with a budget deficit (and tax increase) looming, is this really something taxpayers should be funding? 

Calendars are among the many items we identified as wasteful spending, including a whole category of “incumbent protection plans”, like WAMs, Public Service Announcements, legislative newsletters, studios for lawmakers TV shows, and the like.