National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

Vermont needs an ethics law for public officials

Vermonters deserve good government —and that includes an open and transparent government.

We are proud of our state and our collective ability to overcome any difficult issue we may encounter. As Vermonters, when we see a problem, we know we can fix it through hard work and a dose of common sense. We expect the same of our government.

Vermont’s constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6) states that the power is “derived from the people, therefore, all officers of government, whether legislative or executive, are their trustees and servants; and at all times, in a legal way, accountable to them.”  Continue>>>