The Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) is soliciting feedback from stakeholders and the public on the draft Building for the Future: Vermont’s Plan for Education Recovery and Beyond. The plan is a requirement of Vermont’s Act 74 and the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act).
The news that our small business community has initiated a safety escort program to protect Church Street and surrounding area employees is a direct result of our City Council defunding the Burlington Police Department.
“We have become far too comfortable with the United States engaging in military interventions all over the world, and the time is long overdue for Congress to reassert its constitutional role in matters of war and peace,” said Sen. Sanders. “The Constitution clearly states that it is Congress, not the president, which has the power to declare war.”
This legislation will extend the Child Tax Credit to deliver direct monthly payments of up to $300 per child to families. It will guarantee that no family pays over 7 percent of their income for child care. It will provide paid family and medical leave for working people. It will allow everyone to attend community college tuition-free.
The Vermont Republican Party unanimously approved a resolution at its state committee meeting on July 10 to oppose vaccine passports in Vermont. The resolution comes in response to concerns over medical privacy and individual rights.
President Biden has appointed Governor Phil Scott to the President’s Council of Governors for a two-year term, as the White House announced Thursday.
Governor Phil Scott returned without signature and vetoed S.79, passed on June 24 during the legislative veto session, and sent the following letter to the General Assembly.
Vermonters for Vermont Initiative has announced three public townhall Informational forums on the highly concerning teaching of critical race theory/equity” (CRT) policy. Speakers will address the public on this topic followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
The new member will be appointed by the governor to fill the remainder of an unexpired term until February 2022 and will be eligible for reappointment.
Secretary of State Jim Condos has issued new guidance regarding compliance with Vermont Open Meeting Law provisions, following the governor’s decision to let the state of emergency, declared in 2020 in response to COVID-19, lapse.
“Now that we have hit 80%, as promised and effective immediately, I am lifting all remaining state pandemic restrictions and the state of emergency will formally end at midnight June 15,” announced Gov. Phil Scott at a press conference Monday.
We discovered that nearly 1 in every 3 legislators have some sort of conflict when it comes to Vermont’s public pension systems. However, in the Senate that number rose to 1 in 2.