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CHILDCARE Is a necessity. H. 117

Ambitious Plan for Childcare System High-quality childcare is an investment in Vermont’s future. By increasing access and affordability for Vermont’s families, we help parents stay employed and contribute to their local economies. By increasing childcare worker wages,...

MENTAL HEALTH Resources Stressed

Meeting Mental Health Needs The Health Care Committee has spent significant time and focus on mental health in VT, taking testimony from the Dept. of Mental Health, designated agencies, and specialized service agencies. Mental health is an essential part of overall...

PUBLIC (state) EMPLOYEES Retirement benefits

Pensions: Bridging the Unfunded Gap State pensions are grabbing lots of headlines recently. Vermont oversees the pension management for three groups: state employees; teachers in pre-K to 12 schools; and municipal workers. The upkeep and viability of these funds is a...

CENSUS, 2020 & ReApportionment

U.S. Census & VT Reapportionment Every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution calls for a nationwide census and reapportionment process. This ensures that any population changes are reflected in legislative districts to maintain equal representation. This time around,...