Teachers, tenants and farmers would benefit from bills proposed in the House, and a Senate bill adding to the commercial cannabis law would require more funding for police training and substance abuse prevention, and would reduce licensing fees for minorities, among other proposed changes.
Bills introduced into the Vermont Senate would set a 48-hour waiting period for most firearms transfers, allow health care providers to notify police when a patient may harm self or others with a gun, and ban carrying firearms in some public places, Eric Davis of Gun Owners of Vermont reports.
One month ago today, the first Vermonter was vaccinated for Covid-19. Since then, how many Vermonters have been vaccinated? Are Vermonters willing to be vaccinated? When will state officials be satisfied that “enough” Vermonters have been vaccinated?
Of the more than two dozen Vermont GOP lawmakers who didn’t co-sponsor a resolution calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, 10 told True North Reports how they voted on the measure — 15 others wouldn’t say.
Vermont’s public safety commissioner on Thursday briefed the General Assembly about “dangerous right-wing extremists” and said to stay vigilant, but admitted law enforcement knows of no specific threats currently within the Green Mountain State.
If a pro-Trump armed rally Jan. 17 at the State House takes place as warned by police, any Republicans who attend will do so contrary to the wishes of party leaders. But the president of the ‘anti-fascist’ AFL-CIO of Vermont has urged his members to show up for a counter-protest.
The leftist organization Antifa did infiltrate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., but only to monitor, not to instigate violence, a Northeast Antifa spokesperson told The Commons weekly newspaper in Brattleboro.
The FBI has caused nationwide alarm that armed protests are planned for 50 statehouses leading up to the inauguration of Joe Biden, but law enforcement officials in Vermont say they know of no specific threat or plans for armed protests in Montpelier.
The House yesterday approved H.48, a bill giving municipalities flexibility in holding this year’s Town Meeting amid the pandemic. It also empowers the secretary of state to weigh in, for the health and safety of all concerned.
The Stamford Selectboard is consulting with its lawyer on how to respond to Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan, who claims the town doesn’t have the authority to assert autonomy.
The Vermont Climate Council has met just three times, but already concerns have surfaced about white supremacy and conflict of interest.