Reprinted from the Vermont Journalism Trust press release:
Whereas the free flow of information and an unfettered and vigorous press are keys to any working democracy; and
Whereas the Wisconsin State Legislature's Joint Finance Committee has voted to end the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism's relationship with the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Therefore, be it resolved that:
The board of the Vermont Journalism Trust supports the Investigative News Network's statement of "disappointment and concern" at the Wisconsin State Legislature's maneuvers, which appear to be designed to thwart an independent and highly respected news organization. We strongly urge the legislature and governor's office to reject this ill conceived and harmful proposal."