With tag: vermont_legislature
Senate Supports Campaign Bill With Ban On Corporate Donations
By John Dillon
The Vermont Senate has
advanced a bill that bans corporate and union contributions to state political
candidates. The campaign finance
legislation also strengthens reporting requirements and doubles public funding
for those running for governor and lieutenant governor.
Financing Plan Divides Child Care Advocates
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin's plan
to finance a major expansion of child care programs is sharply dividing Vermont's early childhood community. There's nearly unanimous support for the proposal
to increase funding for child care subsidies. But there's
disagreement over how to pay for the initiative.
Study: States Can Learn From Vermont’s Health Care Reform
By Kirk Carapezza
One of the country's top medical journals is touting Vermont's health care reform effort as an example for the
rest of the nation. A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine says other
states can learn some lessons from Vermont in rolling out health exchanges that are essential to
the federal Affordable Care Act.
Lawmakers Look To Soften Irene's Financial Blow
Job losses in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene were in many cases
temporary, lasting only as long as it took businesses to repair damage
from the flood. The financial impact of those layoffs has been more lasting, but lawmakers may have found a way to soften the blow.
Vermont Releases Insurance Rates Under Obamacare
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont became the first state on Monday to publish the rates
it would charge people who don't currently have health insurance to get
coverage - a key step toward establishing the health exchanges that are central
to the federal health care law known as Obamacare. Health
officials said Monday the rates are comparable to current commercial rates.