Tag Archives: Vermont Watchdog

Local News
March 23, 2016

Act 46 school choice implications leave confusion

By Michael Bielawski, Vermont Watchdog

Representatives and concerned citizens gathered at the State House on Thursday, March 17, to study the continued impact of Act 46 on school choice in Vermont.

The legislation was pitched last year largely on the notion that…

State News
February 24, 2016

Lawmakers discuss cost, number of special ed teachers in Vermont

By Michael Bielawski, Vermont Watchdog

Lawmakers seeking to control education costs in Vermont are discussing how many special education teachers is too many.

The House Education Committee on Feb. 11 invited Michael Giangreco, professor of education at the University of Vermont, to…

State News
February 10, 2016

Labor laws for contractors under examination in Vermont

By Michael Bielawski, Vermont Watchdog

The House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development met with labor leaders on Thursday, Feb. 4, to gauge how new bills regarding contractor work can best suit employers and employees.

“The big issue is trying to ensure that the long…

State News
February 8, 2016

Lawmakers mixed on Gov. Shumlin’s spending priorities

By Michael Bielawski, Vermont Watchdog

Lawmakers who heard Gov. Peter Shumlin outline his spending priorities in Thursday’s budget address on Jan. 20 had mixed reactions on how money should be spent.

To fix Vermont’s $68 million budget deficit, Gov. Peter Shumlin called for $30 million in…

State News
December 15, 2015

Poll: Vters oppose putting more ethanol in gas

By Bruce Parker, Vermont Watchdog

A poll of registered voters in Vermont, conducted by the Center for Regulatory Solutions, has found that most Vermonters oppose adding higher amounts of ethanol into gasoline. According to a survey of 600 registered voters taken earlier this month, 67…