Interstate licensure agreements make it easier for providers to move among states. Vermont is currently part of an interstate nursing compact, and state officials are working on similar agreements for occupational therapy, social work and other fields.
Two defense attorneys levied sharp criticism of Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. Testimony was cut short, so she is expected to offer her response to lawmakers next week.
Former state senator John Rodgers presented his former colleagues with a printed-out list of 20 proposed regulatory and statutory changes to the state’s cannabis industry.
There is widespread agreement among early childhood educators, parents and lawmakers that the economics of child care don’t work. Advocates are hoping this is the year Vermont makes big changes to child care funding.
Noah Kahan remembers getting excited when a song he put on SoundCloud hit a thousand plays. Now, his songs have been streamed more than a billion times.
State Curator David Schutz is again rearranging and refreshing the art hung on the walls of the Statehouse.
According to new projections, the state’s general fund could see a nearly 9% decrease in the next fiscal year, a drop that would outpace even the 2009 downturn during the Great Recession.
The towns that could benefit most from federal grant programs are often the least equipped to pursue a competitive application process. Both lawmakers and Gov. Phil Scott are considering ways to change that.
Gov. Phil Scott has long called for additional investments in child care, but never on the scale that advocates have said will be necessary to make a real dent in the problem.
The proposal includes multimillion dollar appropriations towards broadband, health care staffing, rural infrastructure assistance and more.