Connecticut Governor Cuts Magazine Subscriptions Out of State Budget
Rell says move will save $40K.
Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell wonâ€™t be reading Glamour, People or any other magazine for that matter, on her lunch breaks anymore.
As part of a wide-ranging plan to save taxpayers $21.3 million for the fiscal year that ends June 30, Rell is canceling a number of state contracts for goods and servicesâ€”including magazine subscriptions.
â€śServices such as car washes, giveaways like magnets and pens, niceties like magazine subscriptions and luxuries such as new office furniture are simply not affordable at a time when our budget shortfall grows every day and taxpayers are wondering how they will make their own paychecks stretch from month to month,â€ť Rell said in a statement.
So how much exactly will Connecticut save by cutting magazine subs for state workers? As much as $40,248, Rell said. With annual subscriptions at many major magazines at or below $10, Connecticut workers must have been getting a ton of magazines.
I wonder how much recycling all those magazines cost.
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