Vermonters believe in community. It would be fair to say that if Vermont had to pay for all the volunteer work done at the community and state levels, it would cease functioning.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2011 CONTACT: Paul Cillo Public Assets Institute [email protected] 802.223.6677 MONTPELIER – Linda E. Markin, chair of the board of Public Assets Institute, announced that Cornelius “Con” Hogan of Plainfield has joined the board. A non-partisan nonprofit with offices in Montpelier, Public Assets Institute is Vermont's premier independent state budget and […]
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"With the economic crisis facing Vermont, party loyalty is unimportant,” Morse said. “We need to hire the best person to lead us out of these trying times. Peter Shumlin is that candidate. Peter has demonstrated as President of the Senate that he is ready for this challenge."
Racine says the budget gap can be solved through government efficiencies, targeted taxes on Internet sales or junk food and careful use of cash reserves.
Richter is disappointed with the AG’s ruling. She says Leddy, president of the state AARP, represents an organization that lobbies against publicly financed health care.
The Legislature has given the administration carte blanche to make cuts, Hogan said. “(The decision) seems calculated to avoid responsibility."
This is a story of Vermont government’s chronic mismanagement, by the executive and legislative branches and the leadership of both parties.
The Douglas administration proposes cutting $100 million from AHS through 2012; the lost federal funding match will be $150 million, Hogan says.
The Douglas administration eliminated the state's accountability system, which was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of human service programs.
Con Hogan urges the Vermont Legislature to take concrete steps toward creating a single-payer system.