On the first day of the legislative session, state senators were given their postage budget. Each senator will now be given 5,500 postage stamps.
Assuming there’s no special session — quite an assumption, indeed — each senator would have to send 57 letters a day between now and the time the session is constitutionally required to end.
A few years ago, the Legislature provided laptops to lawmakers to allow them to better keep in touch with constituents via e-mail.
One senator — Steve Murphy — said he needs snailmail to keep in touch with constituents.