The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that college admissions offices may not consider race in applications, and also said Americans can’t be compelled to deliver services to same-sex couples, among other decisions.
Just days after criticizing the state legislature for its overzealous spending, Gov. Phil Scott again used his weekly press conference to criticize political opponents at the Statehouse who successfully overrode all of his vetoes.
As the federal Emergency Rental Housing Program ends Friday, House Bill 171 was signed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott early Thursday morning. The bill is designed to assist residents experiencing homelessness to find permanent homes amid the state’s housing crunch.
The Vermont Legislature has given cybersecurity oversight of state government and private sector to a newly created board led by the secretary of an underperforming state agency in leadership transition.
It has been a lot of fun being “The Other Side of Vermont’s News” these many years.
In a guest appearance on “The Morning Drive” radio show this week, the executive director of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association said retail theft is a top concern for the many businesses her organization represents.
The Burlington Police Department has tracked 12,217 crimes on record for the year so far, a 26 percent rise over last year, according to the newest Police Chief’s Report.
Vermont, according to the report, came in fifth and has a strong per capita charging infrastructure deployment and light-duty and heavy-duty EV registrations. The state scored 12 points on planning and goals; 14 points for incentives; 5.5 points for system efficiency; 7 points for grid optimization; 18.5 points for outcomes for an overall score of 57.
“Even that one day was a bad day for Vermont,” Scott said. “I wasn’t surprised and I don’t want to lament about what could have been, but as a result of their actions Vermonters can expect to pay a lot more in taxes and fees in the future.”
The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs plans to sue the state of Vermont over the recently passed bill H.230, specifically the 72-hour waiting period.
Maine will receive $271 million, Vermont $228 million, New Hampshire $196 million, Massachusetts $147 million, Connecticut $144 million and Rhode Island $108 million.
Numerous pro-life-themed and supporting organizations gathered at the Statehouse on Saturday to celebrate the anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.