Secretary of State Jim Condos has issued new guidance regarding compliance with Vermont Open Meeting Law provisions, following the governor’s decision to let the state of emergency, declared in 2020 in response to COVID-19, lapse.
The trove of newly public emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci only has intensified calls for more answers about the origins of COVID-19. The renewed attention comes amid mounting circumstantial evidence that the new coronavirus that causes the disease came from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Thirteen states do not have a specific response time set by law, 8 states require responses in 3 days or less, 10 states specify a response in 5 days or less, 13 require responses in 10 days or less, and 6 states require a response in 20 days or less.
A former Vermonter and ongoing advocate for government transparency is alleging that the city of Burlington is violating federal law by creating race-based affinity groups for city employees.
Truth in Accounting ranked Vermont 48th out of 50 states in terms of financial transparency. The ranking is a composite score based on eight criteria of different weights.
The chair of the Rutland County Republican Committee on Thursday filed a complaint with the state ethics commission alleging that Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman violated state law by requesting and witnessing the opening of ballot bags following the Aug. 11 primary election.
At best, what we have now is an “interim whitewash,” or at worst, a cover-up to protect the state from litigation and outright incompetence and negligence.
Gubernatorial candidate John Klar is alleging that Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan and staff engaged in “taxpayer supported collusion” with Planned Parenthood, including holding non-public strategy meetings.
The power and autonomy that is in H.688 and is to be granted to the Vermont Climate Council is unprecedented. The council and its subcommittees will reach into every Vermont home, farm, business, government and nonprofit entity.
In separate actions, Vermont Daily, Vermont Right to Life and gubernatorial candidate John Klar have plunked down cash to pay the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for public records dealing with Planned Parenthood.
The new finalized rule requires hospitals to post rates they have negotiated with insurers as well as the discounted cash prices for patients who choose to pay directly. The rule also requires this pricing information to be presented in an easy-to-read, consumer-friendly list of standard charges.
The rationale employed by Mr. Donovan for charging fees for record requests is that “[m]ost of the requests for records possessed by the Attorney General’s Office are from private law firms and companies.”