The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance held a public discussion Wednesday evening about whether the Vermont Constitution permits slavery.
About a dozen law enforcement and drug treatment professionals met Monday evening at St. Johnsbury Middle School to discuss the state of the drug trade, drug addiction and where drugs are coming from that ultimately end up in Vermont.
Speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser at Shelburne Vineyard Nov. 4, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-Grand Isle, said “I’m the Nancy Pelosi of Vermont.”
Gov. Phil Scott announced more than $1 million in state money for six organizations that have led in technological innovation when it comes to reducing phosphorus content in waste streams.
Municipal officials are being investigated for soliciting and receiving big bribes from legal marijuana companies. Also, more people are visiting hospital emergency rooms for treatment for “scromiting.”
The Coventry landfill on the state’s northern border has been in an ongoing conflict with environmentalists over the years, but now there’s finally some agreement with at least one of the dump’s main opponents.
Gov. Phil Scott at a press conference Thursday addressed the issue of a regional climate initiative, saying he would not support any form of a carbon tax.
“There comes a time you have to wean yourself off. When you’re paying out more than you are receiving. It’s not a good market approach,” Gov. Scott said. “It was a great incentive to jumpstart the renewable sector.”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens might well have been writing about the stark dissimilarities between Vermont’s anemic economy and the Trump national economic boom.
A special committee created to review policing policies after a series of use-of-force controversies earlier this year determined Tuesday night to look outside of Vermont for examples on how to make policy changes.
As of Sept. 27 and according to publicly available data, 580 employees of the state of Vermont annually earn more than $100,000.