About 70 new Macbook Air computers were purchased for state legislators and other staff, according to an Omaha World-Herald article.
Props to Senator Tony Fulton for thinking that legislators don’t need the sexiest laptop on the block. He is right in thinking that cheaper, regular Macbooks would have served the legislators just as well. (The OWH seems a bit biased in favor of the Air laptops–calling the regular Macbook “chubbier” when it only weighs 1.5 pounds more.)
Let’s hope that Senator Fulton carries that concern for wasting our money into other aspects of his legislative duties.