February 14, 2017 •
Vermont Governor’s Staffers Urged to Avoid Sharing a Pint with Lawmakers, Lobbyists
Gov. Phil Scott issued an informal directive to staff and administrative personnel to stay clear of legislators and lobbyists in social situations.
The governor is taking aim at the after-hours restaurant and bar scene in Montpelier where staff, lawmakers, and lobbyists are typically seen commingling.
Those in favor of the governor’s directive welcome the crackdown, while others believe forbidden fraternization is impossible to avoid given the small-town nature of the state capital.
Others are concerned the rule will hurt business owners who rely on these social outings for revenue.
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