Doug Racine http://wamc.org en Vt. Report: Impaired Parolees Need Better Services http://wamc.org/post/vt-report-impaired-parolees-need-better-services <p>A Vermont legislative committee says the state should add early intervention services for parolees with mental illness, substance abuse or other problems to help them stay out of trouble.</p><p>The draft report says the services should be considered a priority over the addition of any new residential facilities for this group of parolees.</p><p>The special committee was created after Human Services Secretary Doug Racine sounded an alarm about the ballooning costs for services for people coming out of prison who weren't eligible for Medicaid.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:27:38 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79935 at http://wamc.org Vt. Report: Impaired Parolees Need Better Services Shumlin Hit on Funding Source for Child Care http://wamc.org/post/shumlin-hit-funding-source-child-care <p></p><p></p><p>Top officials with the administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin are defending his proposal to take $17 million from benefits for low-income working Vermonters and use it to subsidize child care for the same category of people.<br><br>Human Services Secretary Doug Racine said Tuesday that good child care is an investment that will pay off in better outcomes later in life. He also argued that the earned income tax credit, from which Shumlin wants to take the money, may not be the best use of the state's money. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:22:52 +0000 Pat Bradley 55815 at http://wamc.org Shumlin Hit on Funding Source for Child Care