Vermont governor: No tax dollars to hire PR people

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inability to understand the value of a trained communicator is laughable, according to the author.

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This isn’t the first time Shumlin has gotten in the way of a state agency hiring a public relations practitioner. Recently, the agencies of Natural Resources and Commerce were each seeking PR professionals and the governor nixed both postings.

Shumlin said:

“As governor I do have a responsibility to let people know when we’re making a mistake with taxpayer dollars, whether it’s money I control or money I don’t. And I want to make very clear that we shouldn’t use taxpayer dollars to hire public relations people.”

This story and that quote caused me to stop in my tracks.

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