Sarah Clark, deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Finance and Management, will take over as chief financial officer at the Agency of Human Services in 2015. Clark, who’s been in her current post for one year, will replace retiring CFO Jim Giffin. Her term at Finance and Management, where Clark reports to commissioner Jim […]
A new report calls for more staff, better training, and stronger coordination of services at the Department of Children and Families. The recommendations could run afoul of a Shumlin Administration drive to hold the line on spending in next year’s budget.
While Congress dithers over how much to cut from a program that helps low-income people heat their homes, Vermont officials work to manage the uncertainty.
LCAR agreed to the new limits Thursday but, to advocates’ disappointment, did not oppose a portion of the rule that required the applicant’s contribution of 50 percent of their gross monthly income toward their emergency housing costs.
Veterans Affairs officials came to conference to speak about what Sen. Bernie Sanders called the “cutting-edge” changes in veterans’ health care.
Residential home staff are not allowed to physically intervene when residents act out, but should they be trained to do so?
Lawmakers get first look at quarterly report after fighting with administration over flow of information.
FY14 budget includes $3.3 million to care for 22 inmates or non-offenders with serious mental impairments, but there’s no money for new cases.
Department of Children and Families reduces threshold in point system, opens up qualifying rules.
The Department of Aging and Independent Living wants to make changes to the way it determines who is eligible for care and what types of services it emphasizes.
DCF officials and advocates are trying to figure out how to comply with the Legislature’s seemingly contradictory mandate to cap expenditures at $1.5 million and provide housing for Vermonters when shelters are full.
The Legislature wants the tab cut to $1.5 million, and to comply with that order, the Department for Children and Families has devised a point system to determine who is “vulnerable” enough to get a room.
Sorrell confirmed the private nature of the probe.
A new federal program would allow local housing authorities to raise their own money to fund public housing improvements and developments. But many fear the increased competition for financing.