Vermont State Employees' Association

The union representing Vermont state workers is hailing Governor Peter Shumlin signing a whistleblower protection bill into law. But a Vermont State Employees' Association official says it may not protect whistleblowers in all instances.

Vermont state employees will see 2.5 percent pay increases in each of the next two July’s, as well as improved dental coverage under terms of a tentative contract deal.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont program for getting people off public assistance and into the workforce is drawing debate at both ends of the Statehouse.