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In review: Middle finger arrest settlement, UVM funding boost, school budget deadline

State pays $175k to man arrested for giving the middle finger to state trooper

A yearslong saga finally came to an end this week, with the state paying $175,000 to a man arrested for giving the middle finger to a state trooper back in 2018.

Of the settlement, Jay Diaz, an attorney with the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, said, “If we want to live in a free society, we have to ensure that we can speak openly to the police.”

Plus, UVM's Center for Community News is getting a $7 million boost to help them expand.

And, Vermont Public education reporter Lola Duffort provides an update on school budgets as a July 1st deadline looms.

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