Vermont lawmakers to talk about govt. accountability

MONTPELIER (AP) - A panel of Vermont lawmakers is planning to hear from a Connecticut counterpart as they continue to delve into how to boost government accountability.

The Government Accountability Committee is scheduled to hear from Connecticut Rep. Diana Urban on Tuesday on her state's efforts to measure the results of government programs.

Urban is an expert in a technique called "results-based accountability," in which government programs are reviewed in light of questions including: How much are we doing, how well we are doing it and is anyone better off?

The committee also will be hearing from arms of Vermont state government on their efforts to use results-based accountability, including the agencies of Transportation and Natural Resources and the Department for Children and Families.


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