Exemption Creep in Vermont…

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This is an exercise that all state open government advocates should engage in: scouring the statute books for those pesky hidden exemptions. In Vermont, there are 280 and growing…

In 2007, a state report said there were 206 exemptions written into Vermont’s open government laws.

In the 2010 election campaign, Jim Condos, then running for secretary of state, said the list of exemptions has grown to 230.

At the meeting of the Vermont Press Association on Thursday, Condos said the number now is more like 260 exemptions scattered throughout the state statutes.


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