MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Gov. Peter Shumlin and Attorney General William Sorrell appear to be at odds over a Shumlin proposal to grant more public access to police records.
Shumlin has said recently that access to records of police investigations is too restricted under current law. He wants a system of access to police records used by the federal government. They would be presumed open, except when a private citizen's privacy might be invaded or police investigative techniques might be compromised.
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.
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.
Vermont’s five state-wide elected officials were sworn in to their two-year terms of office on Thursday afternoon. The ceremonies included incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin taking his oath and delivering his second State of the State address.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was sworn in to his second term Thursday, and devoted his inaugural address almost entirely to education
Governor Peter Shumlin is calling for tuition breaks for in-state students at the University of Vermont and other state colleges, as well as stronger high school math requirements. The Governor says the state needs to do a better job preparing people for the growing number of technical jobs in Vermont's economy.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says the state will push ahead with an overhaul of its health care system, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court does with the federal Affordable Care Act. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…
Shumlin tells The Associated Press he's worried that if the law is struck down in its entirety, the state could lose up to $400 million a year in federal funding it had been hoping to use to subsidize universal access to health care.