Vermont gets by far the least value for its internet dollar among the northeastern states, according to a study by Surfshark.com.
The Community Recovery & Revitalization Program is accepting applications that will be reviewed on a rolling basis that are funded with $40 million of the state’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation. Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein said applications for BIPOC businesses will be given priority.
During Thanksgiving, as Vermonters faced record-high travel and fuel costs, the state announced two steps to nudge Vermonters out of gas-powered cars and into electric vehicles.
The community most heavily in favor of Article 22 was Norwich in Windsor County, a wealthy bedroom town for Dartmouth College staff and professors and medical professionals at the nearby hospital. Voters there went about 12-1 in favor.
On WDEV radio last week, outgoing state Sen. Corey Parent, R-Franklin, interviewed one Republican and one Democrat state lawmaker to hear their views on the election and its potential impact on the upcoming legislative session.
The governor at his weekly news conference promoted “IDEAL Vermont,” a new diversity program designed to foster racial equity at the local level throughout the state.
IDEAL Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott said, will work to advance those metrics at the city and municipality level in the state in an effort to remove structural barriers and increase meaningful inclusion and representation. The program was funded by the state with an appropriation of $220,000.
As part of its “deep organizational work to address racism as a public health crisis,” the city of Burlington won’t allow people who refuse to sign a diversity pledge to grow food in a taxpayer-funded community garden.
A new survey by the pro-abortion organization Power to Decide claims to outline where conservatives and liberals stand in regard to abortion and birth control.
The Biden administration is also mulling a plan that would force oil companies to store a minimum amount of diesel in their fuel tanks, which could raise fuel prices further in areas like New England, according to Bloomberg.
Appearing on the Morning Drive Show last Friday, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger struggled to answer a question about the city’s all-electric policies, and Vermont’s head of the GOP discussed where the party goes from here after disappointing statewide election outcomes.
With well-known gun control advocate Sen. Phil Baruth, D/P-Chittenden, taking on the role of president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate, the Green Mountain State can expect a renewed push for restrictions on guns.