The Impacts of Act 46

August 21, 2015

Act 46, an education reform bill, was a response to calls for property tax relief and the curbing of growth in statewide education spending. While the law was well-intentioned, it missed the mark and will have the opposite effect. Here are just some of the burdens local school boards, parents and taxpayers will face this […]

An Ethics Panel is Just the Beginning

August 10, 2015

There’s been much discussion this summer about the need for an ethics panel – an independent oversight body to address concerns about the ethical behavior of public officials. Although the idea was proposed by Campaign for Vermont back in 2013, it’s just now become a popular position. This is mostly likely due to a series […]

Without Standards, Nothing is Unethical

July 20, 2015

In a recent exchange between the Vermont GOP and Democratic Party, we see a prime example of how a lack of comprehensive ethical standards devolves a legitimate discussion into partisan rancor. In short, Governor Shumlin has appointed the wife of an environmental advocacy group Executive Director to the top environmental protection post in state Government. […]

Action Alert: Sign the petition in support of ethics reforms!

July 6, 2015

We’re proud to announce the release of a citizen petition and website focused on Vermont ethics reforms. “The time has come. Public support for these reforms is growing and this petition will quantify that support in a way that the Legislature will hear loud and clear” says Cyrus Patten, the Campaign’s Executive Director. The group […]

Vermont Ethics Infographic

June 23, 2015

Everything you need to know about the state of ethics in Vermont. Please share widely! Our full policy recommendation can be found here.

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