Tag Archives: Laura Krantz

State News
January 28, 2015

Auditor reports state land leases to ski areas are outdated

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

Vermont’s ski industry has outgrown the terms of decades-old leases of state land that were designed to help resorts grow and now result in lucrative deals for booming resorts, a state audit  released last week found. By most measures,…

State News
January 15, 2015

Governor Shumlin sworn in for third term

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

Gov. Peter Shumlin was re-elected to a third term Thursday morning, Jan. 8, in a secret ballot by a joint assembly of the Vermont Legislature.

Shumlin defeated Republican Scott Milne in a 110-69 vote.

In the Nov….

State News
December 3, 2014

Outside report criticizes DCF handling of child deaths

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

The Department for Children and Families failed to follow its own policies and moved too quickly to reunify two children with their families when it was not safe, an outside report released Friday, Nov. 21, found. That push to…

Opinion
December 3, 2014

State-subsidized spay-neuter program shut down

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

The state this year abruptly shut down a program that helps low-income Vermonters spay and neuter their pets, documents show, leaving pet owners without an affordable way to have their animals fixed and inundating local shelters with calls for…

Opinion
December 3, 2014

State won’t appeal DOC lawsuit

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

The state will not appeal a court decision that deemed it unconstitutional to send male, but not female, inmates out of state, state officials say. In a lower court ruling this summer, Judge Helen Toor ordered the Department of…

Local News
November 19, 2014

Rutland man released after 21-day Ebola quarantine

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

A Rutland man who was quarantined for the past three weeks since he returned from West Africa was released Monday, Nov. 17, the state health department said.

Peter Italia, 61, was transported Monday to an undisclosed location, he…

Lawmakers to cast ballots for governor
Featured
November 12, 2014

Lawmakers to cast ballots for governor

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

Lawmakers in January will cast secret ballots to choose Vermont’s next governor, according to state officials and a memo prepared for lawmakers by their attorney.

The one-page memo, obtained by VTDigger, outlines the procedure that will take place when lawmakers convene…

State News
November 12, 2014

Milne declines to concede; awaits official numbers

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

As Gov. Peter Shumlin scheduled a 3 p.m. news conference on his slim lead over Republican Scott Milne on Wednesday, Nov. 5, Milne left his hotel vigil without speaking to the media.

Just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Milne’s…

State News
October 22, 2014

Vermont gets low marks on gender equity in elective office

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

Vermont ranks 39th in the nation for gender equality in local, state and national elected office, according to a report published last week by Representation 2020, a national group that promotes women in politics.

The state is second…

State News
October 15, 2014

Vermont AG charges nonprofit with fiscal mismanagement

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

Attorney General Bill Sorrell’s office has filed a petition in court to remove the board of directors of an Upper Valley nonprofit, claiming it allowed the organization’s director to inflate her own salary, pad her expense reimbursements and mismanage money for…