The Senate Committee on Government Operations on Friday voted unanimously to approve a bill that would divest state pension funds from carbon-related forms of energy investments.
The House Ways and Means Committee this week continued to hear from free meals advocates who said even middle- and upper-class families need free food at schools.
Mostly Democrat lawmakers in the House Ways and Means Committee advanced a paid family and medical leave insurance program on Tuesday that is both larger in scope and cost than the program put forth by Republican Gov. Phil Scott.
A social studies teacher at South Burlington High School is helping ninth-grade students learn about the Russia-Ukraine war, drawing upon her two years of living and teaching in northeastern Ukraine.
Last week the House Education Committee heard from college students who presented a study on universal meals programs around the country, and the House Ways and Means Committee continued discussing the challenge of funding a proposed program in Vermont.
Burlington residents on Tuesday rejected a movement pushing for a citizen-led police oversight body with disciplinary powers, and they did so with 63% of the vote. However, voters approved noncitizen voting and ranked-choice voting.
The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has made public declarations in defense of protecting the climate and getting behind social justice positions, the not-for-profit health care center declared in a press release.
Burlington residents are out deciding six initiatives put to them on Town Meeting Day, including such hot-button topics as a citizen-led police oversight board and allowing voters to draft their own ordinances to put on the ballot.
Last week, the House Committee on General Housing reviewed a report from the Vermont Land Access Opportunity Board and discussed racial disparities as a basis for allocating state resources.
Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont ice cream giant owned by Unilever, has formally endorsed a resolution set for Town Meeting Day in Burlington concerning the creation of a citizen-led police oversight body.
Two concerned parents in Milton are running for seats on the Milton Town School Board, largely on positions that deal with getting back to academics and away from political distractions such as equity policy.
Sen. Anne Watson, D-Chittenden, appeared on the “Morning Drive” radio show with host Kurt Wright on to discuss the Affordable Heat Act — and struggled to explain how the legislation would help Vermonters.