Vermont towns seek changes to open government laws

The group that represents Vermont towns and cities would like to loosen the government’s public records and open meeting laws — but make nonprofit organizations subject to the same transparency requirements as the government.

The group envisions several changes to transparency laws in its 2016 Municipal Policy, the document that guides the group’s lobbying at the Statehouse this year.

“Our overarching goal would be to make both open meeting and public records workable systems for municipalities so that they’re able to comply,” said Karen Horn, director of public policy and advocacy for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. Continue…