Rep. Crowell complains about state agency ‘extras’
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
When times are tight, state agencies should not be spending money on things like calendars, state Sen. Jason Crowell said Tuesday morning.
“When I arrived here the first day of session in this General Assembly, I think I counted nine calendars that I had received in the mail — from state agencies that are now going to (Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer) and telling him how broke they are!” Crowell told colleagues. “They’ve got enough money to print a calendar, but they don’t have enough money to educate a kid (or) do anything else.”
The Cape Girardeau Republican specifically named the Corrections, Conservation and Natural Resources departments and the state Lottery Commission.