On the jump is an e-mail from DHS Director John Selig, apparently sent to all DHS employees, providing information about Gov. Mike Beebe’s cigarette tax/health initiative.
He urges those who decide to lobby legislators for the plan to do so on their own time on non-state equipment.
I guess Selig’s e-mail, strictly speaking, isn’t lobbying, just informational. Since it was sent at 11 a.m., I think it’s safe to say it was sent on state time. Impossible to say in the form I received it whether or not it was mailed from a state computer.
This is as good a time as any to reiterate that I’m still waiting for DHS explanations on what, if anything, was done by way of corrective action in the spate of deaths of children under state care last year. Also for information about that case in which a battered child reported to DHS was sent back to the abusive home — where another DHS worker lived.