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Scott administration looks to impose student ratios


By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger.org The Scott administration introduced a new proposal Tuesday that sets a threshold student-to-staff ratio for schools. Schools that fail to meet the target would be fined. The statewide average student-to-staff ratio is 4 to... More »

Governor suggests one-time funds for school spending deal


By Colin Meyn, VTDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott made the latest move Thursday in what is expected to be a end-of-session showdown with legislators over education funding, saying that he is willing to use one-time money to plug the spending gap this year in exchang... More »

No charges for police following Montpelier shooting review


By Mike Dougherty, VTDigger.org The Vermont Attorney General’s Office will not file charges against the police officers involved in a fatal shooting in January on the grounds of Montpelier High School. Police shot and killed Nathan Giffin, 32, of Essex, follow... More »

Senate advances gender-neutral bathroom bill


By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org After a long hiatus, Vermont lawmakers are once again advancing a bill requiring that single-occupancy public restrooms be designated as “gender free.” The Senate has given preliminary approval to H.333, which says all public bathro... More »

Judge reverses course on felony charges in Sawyer case


By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org A Rutland judge Wednesday morning vacated an order he issued a day earlier on whether four felony charges, including attempted aggravated murder, should stand in the case of Jack Sawyer, accused of planning to shoot up Fair Haven... More »

House rep seeks to make farmers’ plans private


By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger.org As lawmakers look for ways to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in water pollution reduction measures, the chair of the House agriculture committee is looking for a way to keep from public view documents the state uses to dete... More »

Scott administration opposes universal primary care


By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott’s administration is taking a firm stance against a legislative effort to create a universal primary health care system. The administration is opposed to S.53 in part because publicly financed primary care would requi... More »