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Progress made on transparency in Vermont

By Maria Archangelo, president of Vermont Press Association and publisher of the Stowe Reporter and Waterbury Record Let’s applaud the Legislature for taking several giant steps forward on access to Vermont’s public records. And, let’s also give a cheer for its decision to do nothing this year to improve Vermont’s open-meetings law. That’s right, the […]

Vt. should pass new bill and bring the sunshine to the Green Mountain State

By Rosanna Cavanagh, Executive Director, New England First Amendment Coalition, Inc. For decades committed citizens, members of the press and non-profit organizations have been working to strengthen transparency and accountability in Vermont’s government without much to show for it.  A 2008 study, conducted by the Better Government Association ranked Vermont 49th in the nation for government transparency.  […]