Governor Phil Scott on Monday vetoed S.23, a bill that would have mandated an increase to Vermont’s minimum wage. This mandate would have been on top of increases that already occur annually under current Vermont law.
“Our approach is voluntary for employers and employees. It can be accomplished more efficiently, affordably and quickly, without a $29 million payroll tax that Vermont workers simply should not be burdened with, and without putting the risk of underfunding on taxpayers.”
After watching initial House Judiciary Committee hearings on H.610, I was stunned that Vermont’s Office of Legislative Counsel (represented at the House Judiciary Committee by Attorney Erik Fitzpatrick) did not even address the issue of potential conflict with the Second Amendment.
Vermont’s electric utilities are letting customers across Vermont know they can now save up to $15,000 when they buy or lease new all electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) thanks to new Vermont state rebates that can be combined with utility rebates and federal tax credits.
The Ethan Allen Institute has played a key role in putting together a multi-state collaborative in opposition to the TCI carbon tax. Today these organizations released the following open letter.
“Fitch Ratings has downgraded the general obligation credit rating of the State of Vermont from AAA to AA+ with a stable outlook, its second highest rating. This outcome is not unexpected.”
Vermont’s health insurance regulator announced Monday that insurers may not deny coverage for gender-change procedures based on the age of the patient alone.
Greenway Health, LLC will pay $57.25 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that Greenway caused its users to submit false claims to the government by misrepresenting the capabilities of its EHR product “Prime Suite” and providing unlawful remuneration to users.
“Vermonters still cannot afford higher taxes or fees. And I, along with my administration and members of the legislature, stand ready to prevent taxes and fees from increasing again this year. And, just so I’m clear, that includes statewide property tax rates.”
Governor Phil Scott today announced the state will receive a $325,600 grant to help small businesses in Vermont reach international markets.
As late summer weather continues to bring warmth, plenty of sunshine, and scattered showers, fall foliage colors are developing nicely, albeit gradually, throughout most of Vermont.