Taxpayers pay $1 million for state agency’s PR

A government agency in Minnesota is under fire for its public relations budget, with at least one lawmaker claiming the state can’t afford the bill.

In Minnesota, some elected officials are claiming that $1 million is too much for one state agency to spend on its public affairs.

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

“The agency, the Metropolitan Council, spent more than $1 million last year on its public affairs department and related activities. Its top public relations executive hauled in more income—$121,000—than former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and considerably more than his counterparts in other state agencies.”

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