In what some are calling an unusual move, Connecticut State Police members were used to hand-deliver notices to all 187 state legislators informing them of the special session scheduled for Thursday, June 30th.
Stephen Krauchick from DoingItLocal.com has more:
State Senators and State Representatives across Connecticut were surprised even startled Saturday morning to find Connecticut State Police Officers at their door to hand deliver a “Proclamation From His Excellency The Governor” to return to session on June 30th.So far it isn't known who authorized the use of State Police officers to deliver these notices. It seems redundant in this age of immediate electronic communications, and very wasteful of valuable and expensive resources during this time of budgetary crisis.
“I think it’s a poor use of vital resource of our public safety officers to deliver to one hundred and eighty seven legislators official notices of a special session when they already received the notice on Thursday by e-mail. In addition most media already reported about the special session” said State Representative Brenda Kupchick from the 132nd District. Some of the officials we spoke to were uncertain who may have initiated the special delivery. Some speculated it may have been from the Secretary of the State or the Governor himself.
While stopping far short of NJ Governor Chris Christie's use of a State Police helicopter to take him around on personal errands, this certainly doesn't appear to set a good example for fiscal restraint when our government utilizes State Police as messenger boys (& girls).
I'm sure we'll see more on this story soon.