Archive - Apr 2011 - Staff Blog
Since Tuesday, Vermont's gotten some national coverage on the topic of health care reform, not the least of which were Gov. Peter Shumlin's appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC (video below) and on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show.
The occasion for Shumlin's appearances — and the national attention — was the passage of S.57 in the Vermont Senate, which sets the state on track to offer health insurance to all Vermonters. A committee will now reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill before it heads to Shumlin's desk.
Are you a high school student from the class of 2013? Have you ever wished that the adults making decisions about your education's future would listen more to kids? Have you ever wanted to weigh in on Vermont's educational future?
Well, here's your chance!
The Vermont Board of Education is one of the few state education boards in the country that has a full-voting student member, and they want interested applicants to apply.
Today, President Obama spoke on the budget negotiations that have tied up congress over the past few weeks. While critiquing the Republican approach to budget-building, he laid out his own spending plan, which includes spending cuts that he said will cut the national deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years.
Below is a video, via www.whitehouse.gov, of today's speech, followed by a full transcript of the event, as released by the White House.
On March 31, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) spoke on the Senate floor about Tik Root, a Middlebury College student from Ripton who is currently detained in Syria.
He said Root is a "young, curious American student" who, naturally, was interested in watching the events unfold. Further, he said that no one from the U.S. embassy has been allowed to see Root in order to verify that he is healthy and being humanely treated.