A panel discussion hosted by the non-profit Alliance for a Better Vermont took a look at whether a $150 million investment in broadband infrastructure would help support Vermonters’ Covid-related new online lifestyle.
Six Vermonters are awaiting a judge’s decision on their lawsuit against Gov. Phil Scott, Attorney General TJ Donovan and Health Commissioner Mark Levine for what they say is an egregious abuse of power to control people’s lives during the coronavirus pandemic.
The proposal would ban the use of chokeholds, eliminate qualified immunity for police officers, and ban no-knock warrants in drug case. It would ban racial, religious and discriminatory profiling and establish a National Police Misconduct Registry among many other changes.
Conservative group Vermont Liberty Network held a rally Saturday that drew about 70 Vermonters to celebrate the Green Mountain Boys and hear from a journalist who was banned from attending the governor’s press conferences.
Zoe Hart and Carol Bick want to change these rules to make Shelburne a safer place for immigrants. The new Shelburne policy would make it much harder for police officers to share immigration status with federal officials, allowing them to do so only under strict circumstances.
According to research coordinator, Emily Anderson, the -0.45% is the first time the average percentage has been a negative number, meaning that police spending across the state is decreasing. These findings are especially remarkable because data from previous years yielded much higher average percentages of police spending.
A majority of lawmakers in the House Education Committee are recommending that the city of Winooski should allow noncitizens to vote — in some cases almost immediately upon arrival — in local elections, including those that affect the statewide Education Fund.
The main concern with the report was that the sample size or data used was too small to prove that Black drivers are more likely to be targeted by police officers conducting traffic stops in Shelburne.
Vermont residents on Monday joined state representatives from the House Committee on Government Operations to continue discussions about how to stabilize Vermont’s teacher and state employee retirement systems.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, proposed two bills on Thursday that aim to shift tax burdens further onto the wealthy and corporations. One of them aims to undo the 2017 Trump-initiated cut of the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent, and the other is to implement a progressive estate tax.
Senate lawmakers are locked in a heated debate over a proposed $50 million unemployment tax increase that could have some laid-off Vermonters receiving more than $600 per week in combined state and federal unemployment assistance.
Vermont could join more than a dozen other states in an effort to undermine the Electoral College system that has been in place since the nation’s founding.