VTDigger Digs Into Upcoming Budget Mess & “Challenges For Change”

"Though the state hasn’t hit the Challenges targets in fiscal year 2011, administration officials and members of the Government Accountability Committee deemed the Challenges process a success at a meeting on Monday."

But then again…

"In order to save an additional $1.25 million, the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living has proposed introducing a waiting list for cognitively disabled Vermonters who would otherwise be institutionalized, who are being exploited or abused or whose caregivers have died, according to Prime. She told lawmakers about 50 people would be required to wait for access to “essential” services."