Total cuts at the Vermont Department of Health total $2.24 million, according to the governor’s budget proposal.
Once seen as a platform to help launch a new industry, decades-old agreements with seven state ski resorts haven’t kept pace with inflation or development measures as the areas diversified, State Auditor Doug Hoffer finds.
The deal might be good for the state’s pocketbook, but means DOC won’t be able to bring back as many VT inmates from out-of state.
School says paperwork not in order yet
Defender General Matthew Valerio defends the program, which was passed by the Legislature last year, amid accusations that it is unconstitutional.
The governor’s proposal will not impact child protection services, but will slash $6 million in funds to help Vermonters heat their homes and will eliminate many small grant-funded programs.
Failure to protect a child carries up to 10 years in prison. Bill is the work of a legislative summer committee in response to the deaths of two toddlers in 2014 whose families had contact with state protective services.
Rally of gun control advocates set for Wednesday at the Statehouse.
State senators Tuesday began work on a bill intended to resolve persistent problems with the state’s sex offender registry. The bill, S.13, is designed to fix problems with the registry that have been known for years and were highlighted this summer in a Seven Days article. A 2010 state audit found numerous problems with the […]
Low numbers create new problems.
Eric Farrell reaches deal to buy the former Catholic Diocese orphanage from the financially troubled school in addition to the lakefront acreage he already plans to develop.
Vermont’s junior senator over the past year has been exploring a presidential run, traveling to Iowa, New Hampshire and the South, touting his platform of closing tax loopholes for the rich and helping strengthen the middle class.
GOP lawmakers criticize Shumlin for failing to address property taxes and health care in the first speech of his third term.
The Vermont Legislature chose Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin to serve a third term Thursday in a secret ballot mandated because neither Shumlin nor runnerup Scott Milne received more than 50 percent of the votes cast on Election Day.