Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Improving communications with your legislative colleagues

Greetings. I am posting the text of an e-mail I sent out to my colleagues today along with an attached letter.

Dear colleagues,

At this time in the session, the pressure builds, the deadlines loom, and the differences among us start to magnify. We're tired and a little cranky. That said, we still need to maintain high standards in our communications to each other, either with the opposite caucus or within our own.

I recently failed to maintain those high standards in some electronic communications regarding two of our members. I have attached a letter that I shared with Rep. Emmer and Rep. Buesgens.