You Paid For it: Legislative bulk mailings

The numbers are in: In the five months from April to September last year, state lawmakers spent $7 million on bulk mailings.

Senators spent $3.8 million, and Assembly members $3.2 million, on mailings that can often look a lot like campaign material.

There are rules about how close to an election mailers can be sent, and some go right up to the deadline.

And You Paid For It.