Making Vermont government digitally open

We discussed open government in the Ethan Allen Room of the Vermont State House during the recent Digital Economy Summit (Sept. 23). His statue stood there, arm raised for recognition to speak of timeless Vermont.

I felt lonely as a grass-roots Vermonter among so many public officials and authorities contemplating their status quo. Open government is a nationwide concern and movement that we did not discuss. Is Vermont that different?

While the proverbial six degrees of separation may be just two in the green, mountainous state, knowing whom to ask may not help. We were fortunate to be joined by a local newspaper editor, accustomed to trying to open government, who observed that there is nothing digital about this. Continue>>>