This Series highlights noted Vermont leaders in the areas of Prevention, Treatment, Recovery and Law Enforcement, as they carefully and compassionately outline and explain current efforts to craft ongoing solutions to opioid and other substance use issues facing Vermonters today.
“I appreciate the work behind this project, as we continue our efforts to address the opioid crisis. This includes increasing our understanding of its impact, causes and solutions, while reducing the stigma of addiction." - Governor Phil Scott.
The proposed rules would allow cable companies to assign market values to these benefits and then charge the amount back to local communities in most cases. Benefits include items like free cable subscriptions to schools, discounts for the elderly, and fiber connectivity to local government buildings like police departments, fire stations, and libraries.