Senate President Peter Shumlin points to the under-funded State Police force says Governor Douglas’ rhetoric on public safety isn’t matching his record.
Public Safety Commissioner Tom Tremblay says Shumlin is wrong, and chastised him for going public with his criticisms.
Staying out of the political fray is Colonel James Baker, Director of the Vermont State Police.
He says the force is facing a $2.5 million shortfall and identifies what that money would be used for if it was in the budget:
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