Now that the Clean Heat Standard bill has passed the Senate and moved to the House, Moore is back defending her math, this time in the House Energy & Environment Committee — and once again she is incurring ire.
Rep. Alyssa Black, D-Westford, made an emotionally-charged, first-person appeal to her House colleagues during a lengthy floor speech Wednesday afternoon in support of H.230, the suicide prevention/gun control bill.
A major concern was that our cost per student figures are being significantly underestimated. A straight forward calculation of expenses over the number of enrolled students yields a cost of over $29,000 per student.
In the survey, New Hampshire ranked first in the country for taxpayer return on investment; third in total taxes paid per capita; and fourth in overall government services.
Native to the Baltic Sea in Europe, the round goby had made its way east after being introduced into the Great Lakes in 1990. Now, the fish has wiggled its way into a position to threaten Lake Champlain.
“The House of Representative is considering a bill that, instead of being voluntary, would impose a mandatory and regressive payroll tax on Vermonters, costing an estimated $117 million every year.”
“With the current workforce I would say it’s impossible,” TJ Poor, director of planning for the Department of Public Service, said. “I don’t think 700 people could do this many weatherization union units.”
In considering the intersection of suicide and firearms, it is has been suggested that more firearms in circulation would mean an increase in suicide by firearm. This does not prove to be true in Vermont.
As the House Energy Committee begins its review of S.5, the committee would be well served by reviewing the PUC’s 2021 Report to the Legislature where the issue of affordability was analyzed in great detail.
During the second reading of S.37, Sen. Lyons made an attempt to make a case that “sexual ambiguity” was a historical example of “gender dysphoria.” With just a google search Lyons could have easily accessed better information than she received from her list of committee experts.
The Vermont House on Wednesday preliminarily approved H.230, a bill that would place restrictions on gun storage and require a 72-hour waiting period on gun purchases. The House will vote for final approval on Thursday.
Combined, fiscal 2023 through February, agents apprehended 284 known or suspected terrorists — with the majority apprehended at the northern border. In just five months, agents apprehended nearly as many KSTs as they did at northern border ports of entry in fiscal 2022 — 313 — up from 54 KSTs apprehended at them in fiscal 2021.