The latest in Vermont’s long line of state government accountability programs was officially adopted Wednesday. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed S.293 into law in Montpelier. He and the bill’s data-driven supporters say they’re optimistic that conditions are ripe for this system to stick, though many forerunners have waned or failed.
Shumlin said that too often government tries to do what’s best but without the right data to test government’s efficacy.
“We rarely ask the question, ‘As we continue to throw more money at these programs, are we getting the data-driven results that we believe we’re getting when we give you more money?” Shumlin said.