The Vermont Senate has passed legislation designed to make
it easier for developers to build housing projects near downtowns and villages;
Policymakers in Montpelier will decide this week whether to adopt a bill to
help stimulate the state’s economy; The Vermont House has approved legislation
that makes all library records confidential, unless a judge issues a warrant
for the information; A new report says 38 percent of Vermont’s schools failed
to achieve what’s known as “adequate yearly progress” on student performance; Ed
Feidner, whose theater career spanned 35 years at UVM, died last week at the
age of 77.
Senate has strongly endorsed an initiative that backers hope will significantly
reduce domestic violence in Vermont.
The legislation allocates roughly $1.5 million to a variety of prevention and enforcement programs.