Taxpayers Foot Bill for Wisconsin ‘Blue Books’
Every two years, the new Wisconsin legislature that fills the Senate and Assembly chambers is documented in what are called “Blue Books.” In 2010, the state contracted with a publisher to print 64,600 “Blue Books” at a cost of $328,000…you can order one on the state website for $7.30 plus shipping. But very few are sold, since the bulk of them go to state legislators.
State Rep. Chad Weininger (R-Green Bay), like every other member of the state Assembly, received 350 (free) copies of the Blue Book after he was elected in 2010. State Senators get 600.