Senate Bill Tilts Balance In Open Meeting Law

The state Senate has advanced a bill that would strengthen the open meeting law by giving greater legal clout to those trying to open government meetings. It says judges shall award legal fees to people who successfully sue over violations of the open meeting statute.

Editor Urges Towns To Follow Open Meeting Laws

The editor of the Bennington Banner wants town boards to limit their use of closed meetings – and he’s urging voters to make sure Vermont’s Open Meeting law is followed. But the idea hasn’t been well received in most towns where it’s been proposed.