Tag Archives: Shap Smith

Tweaking Act 46 for kids’ education
Op - Ed
February 9, 2016

Tweaking Act 46 for kids’ education

Shap Smith

By House Speaker Shap Smith

The first major hurdle of the 2016 legislative session was resolved this past Saturday when lawmakers approved a tweak to the cost containment threshold in Act 46, last year’s education governance reform bill. The debate echoed…

November 12, 2015

Shap Smith campaign looking for recruits

Dear Editor,

I am writing to you today to share a vision for Vermont that is guided not by what is lacking but by what is working.

I have so much optimism about our beautiful state. Vermont has incredible resources and resilient people. We see…

House Speaker Shap Smith announces bid for governor
August 28, 2015

House Speaker Shap Smith announces bid for governor

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org

Shap Smith, the longtime speaker of the Vermont house of representatives, formally launched his campaign for governor on Wednesday, Aug. 19, in his hometown, Morrisville. He is the first candidate among a large field of “maybes” to declare a bid for…

Op - Ed
July 9, 2015

Study will provide cover for higher property taxes

By Rob Roper

Tucked away in the education bill just passed in Montpelier – the one that has everybody talking about consolidation – is $300,000 earmarked for a study. A Legislator familiar with the back-room horse-trading that goes into moving these bills into law said…

May 13, 2015

Vermont values, Vermont solutions

By House Speaker Shap Smith

States have faced many challenges as the country recovers from the Great Recession, but in Vermont, we are making progress and we know our approach is working. Vermont has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country,…