January 5, 1998

Vermont's Act 60 to be Topic of Talk at Middlebury College

Middlebury College Professor of Political Science Eric Davis will speak about Vermont's Act 60 on Friday, January 9, 1998 at 4:15 p.m. The event will be held in the Redfield Proctor room on the second floor of Proctor Hall on the Middlebury College campus.

Professor Davis will address three major themes regarding the Act 60 legislation, which was enacted in 1997 to restructure school financing in Vermont:

· The Vermont Supreme Court decision in Brigham v. The State of Vermont: how the Vermont court decision relates to decisions of other states' courts on school financing issues;

· Act 60 explained: an explanation of Act 60's provisions and how it is likely to affect various groups and individuals;

· The politics of Act 60: a discussion of how the legislation might be changed by the legislature, its effect on the next election, and its implications for Governor Howard Dean's political future.

Professor Davis will answer questions from the audience following his presentation. The public is invited to attend.