On Town Meeting Day one Vermont community banned activist flags on school grounds, 24 communities approved retail marijuana, and various candidates who dug in on key issues saw victory or defeat.
The Tax Structure Commission was evidently charged with the task of justifying tax increases in the name of “equity.” But as with all these newfangled ideological schemes, there is no concept of economic limitations — let alone equity.
In the 32nd episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo heads to Burlington to discuss policing and coronavirus regulations with Paul Decelles, a former city councilor, and Bob Conlon, former co-owner of Leunig’s Bistro.
A Vermont lawmaker proposed a resolution that would force all teachers to take an African-American history class while in college. The legislation would also apply to teachers reapplying for their teaching licenses — a process that occurs every three to five years.
Legislators from both the New York assembly and state senate agreed to limit Cuomo’s authority to issue COVID-19 related executive orders and restore the ability of local municipalities and county governments to issue public health orders, according to NBC 4 New York.
First, the Democrats’ $15 federal hourly minimum wage mandate was ruled out by the Senate’s parliamentarian because it didn’t conform to the rules of the Senate for passing reconciliation bills with a 50-vote threshold. So, Democrats pivoted to a new, even worse plan.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is emerging as a vocal critic of the coronavirus relief bill working its way through Congress, calling the $1.9 trillion package “a bail-out for blue states” that haven’t been fiscally responsible.
Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger barely maintained his office as just 129 votes separated him from runner-up and City Council President Max Tracy. Also, mostly familiar faces remain in the liberal-leaning Burlington City Council, and voters approved all seven ballot items.
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. He made the announcement at Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant in Lubbock.
A landlord tells True North Reports that the current lockdown-economy, and the rules that come with it, are hindering landlords’ ability to collect rent and maintain their properties.
“Brave Little Town” lawn signs in abundance around the area are urging local voters of the Addison Central School District to vote “yes” in letting Ripton School out of the district.
Lawmakers want to absolve New Hampshire businesses that have been cited for violating the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. The House voted 188-169 to approve HB 63, which would reverse citations and fines imposed on businesses under the governor’s executive orders on mask use, social distancing and other restrictions.
H.273 seeks to enact a law painting all Vermonters and their history as white supremacists. This law is a vile, dishonest, ideological stain on the Vermont legislative landscape in 2021.