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Scott administration looks to impose student ratios

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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

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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 »

Senate advances gender-neutral bathroom bill

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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

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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

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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

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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 »