Our Capitol newsroom colleague John Micek posts a doozy in his Capitol Ideas blog today.
Someone leaked him a copy of an email that Rep. Jim Cox, a second term Republican lawmaker from Berks County, sent to the entire GOP House caucus seeking guidance about how to attend farflung conferences - like the National Conference of State Legislatures which is meeting in Louisville this summer - presumably on the public dime, without getting "beat up" in the press.
Here's Micek's advice:
The short answer to that, obviously, is "NO." And in the future, we'd urge Mr. Cox against providing us with such a fat, slow-moving target.