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.
Vermont was ranked low, 41 among 50 states, when it comes to taxpayers’ return on investment (ROI). In other words, taxpayers pay-in to Montpelier but don’t see much overall for their investment.
One of Vermont’s most ardent green energy lawmakers has again called for a wealth tax to help pay for the implementation of renewable technologies.
S.15, an act related to correcting defective ballots, passed the Vermont Senate on March 18 by a vote of 27-3. The purpose of the legislation is to make election policies and procedures adopted during the Covid pandemic emergency permanent features of Vermont elections.
Turning Point USA media figure Isabel Brown appeared at the Capitol Plaza on Thursday evening and spoke to young Vermonters about how to stand up to aggressive tactics coming from the political left.
A bill to allow noncitizens to vote in municipal elections in Winooski could potentially allow out-of-towners to arrive just before an election and participate. The bill got held up Tuesday on the virtual floor of the House of Representatives due to multiple controversies.
Vermont continues to shift leftward as progressive lawmakers seek to create a new Youth Council for social justice, advance gun control for hospitals, and push school lunches for all, regardless of family income. Also, a judge has ruled against a business for defying mask-wearing.
A new report from the University of Vermont shows that town police spending decreased slightly this year, marking a reversal from previous years when spending on local police increased. Several Franklin County towns saw large changes in the amounts spent on police services.
The Vermont Climate Solutions Caucus held a meeting Thursday and advocated for big changes in how Vermonters drive, heat their homes and source their electricity.