A bill to establish the legal personhood of a human fetus at 24 weeks was introduced into the Vermont House Jan. 15 and referred to the House Human Services Committee.
As lawmakers consider legislation that would prevent people involved in serious domestic disputes from having a gun, one prominent law enforcement figure and a judge told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that enforcement of the bill would present substantial challenges and risks.
The outcome of a Vermont Supreme Court hearing held at Middlebury College on Wednesday will likely decide the fate of Act 46, the state’s controversial school district merger law.
A Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives told fellow Democrats yesterday he strongly opposes S.54, the legalization of commercial cultivation, production, sale and taxation of marijuana.
Elizabeth Rowe, vice chairwoman of the Pownal Selectboard, called for Marlena Pellon, Jenny Dewar, Michael Slattery, Syd Smithers, Crystal Gardner and Shannon McLenithan to resign from their positions.
Top Department of Motor Vehicles representatives on Tuesday appeared before the House Judiciary Committee and said that the agency has been acting within the law regarding the handling of drivers’ personal information.
A $5 million spending hike would allow the four Vermont State Colleges to keep all campuses open, freeze tuition for the second straight year, maintain student programs and services, and continue valuable innovation, VSC officials told about 30 legislators at a breakfast in Montpelier.
While Republican candidates were first to throw their hats into the ring in the race for lieutenant governor, this week a slew of familiar Democrat politicians emerged ready to take the baton from outgoing Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman.
This week state lawmakers will consider a pay hike for the House speaker, Senate president pro tempore, and committee chairs, and also discuss access to contraception and the $96 million cost of the Blittersdorf commuter rail between Montpelier and Barre.
United Van Lines has once again reviewed who is using its moving services, and where they are moving to, and has identified a number of trends about Vermont.
“We had no advanced notice of these bills,” Eddie Cutler, president of Gun Owners of Vermont, told True North. “The anti-gun crowd and anti-self-defense crowd were well prepared, and we weren’t even informed that these bills were having hearings.”