Sec’y Of State Clinton Says Wealthy Not Paying Their Fair Share

"The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues [America currently does] — whether it’s individual, corporate or whatever [form of] taxation forms," Clinton told an audience at the Brookings Institution.

Vermont Protection & Advocacy Releases Report On Its Investigation Of The Death Of Ashley Ellis

"Disability Rights Vermont’s 23-page report about the death of Ashley Ellis found that miscommunications between the Department of Corrections and Prison Health Services — the private company contracted to provide health care in the state’s prisons at the time of Ellis’ death — along with other breakdowns in the system of care led to the 23-year-old’s death from a combination of hypokalemic-induced cardiac arrhythmia due to anorexia/bulimia nervosa and denial of medications to boost her potassium levels."

Letter Writer Questions Need For State Employee Wage Cuts If New Money Was Found For State Colleges

"What in the world were the budget writers thinking of? They were certainly not thinking about the dedicated employees of the state of Vermont. The union’s agreement to the reduction in pay came only after a great deal of arm twisting. Come to find out it was actually nothing but a shake down of the Vermont State Employees by the Douglas/Dubie administration with the approval of the Legislature to obtain money they did not need."

Sen. Illuzzi Pens Op-Ed Critical Of State’s Decision To Spend Money On Spy Spoftware

Illuzzi says the State already has the ability to monitor state employees’ internet use (evidenced by a half-dozen examples of past abuse cited by AHS) and that spending $120,000 on a new system isn’t warranted in tough economic times.

Illuzzi also slams AHS Secretary and AP article for indirectly maligning the majority of state employees.

Thanks Senator Illuzzi!

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