Category Archives: Press Coverage (with archives)

Times Argus: Shumlin noncommittal on Paid Sick Days

MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin won’t say yet whether he’ll support passage of a paid sick days bill that could become a cornerstone of the progressive agenda in Montpelier next year.

The legislation aims to supply full-time workers with at least seven days of paid sick time annually by imposing a new mandate on Vermont employers. Passage of the bill has become a major priority for organized labor groups, who will be joined in the push by a broad coalition that includes advocates for women and children.


Free Press: $150 Million Budget Gap Brings Talk of Pain

Read Nancy Remsen’s piece quoting Voices for Vermont’s Children – more budget cuts means shortchanging Vermont’s kids.

Brattleboro Reformer Covers 2010 Data Book Release

The Brattleboro Reformer covers the release of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book.  Vermont ranks third nationally in overall child health and well-being in this state-by-state study of the well-being of America’s children.  Read coverage of the report’s release by Howard Weiss-Tisman here.

Times Argus: VT Kids Reading, Leading

The Times Argus covers the release of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s report on the importance of early literacy: Early Warning: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters.  The good news is that Vermont’s 4th graders rank third in the country in reading proficiency overall.  Despite this success, we struggle to raise proficiencyContinue Reading

VT ranks 10th in child well-being

National KIDS COUNT 2008 Data Book ranks Vermont 10th in the nation in child well-being.Continue Reading