A proposal to make the Vermont Constitution gender-neutral was introduced into the Vermont Senate late last week and sent to the Government Operations Committee.
The Vermont Council on Rural Development has launched a new leadership program for Vermonters working to create climate solutions at the local level.
Vermont’s senior human trafficking official strongly opposes a bill to legalize prostitution, she told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
Fight global warming by growing more trees and selling their “carbon sequestration” value to climate-conscious carbon emitters? Vermont should move forward — carefully. That’s the gist of the final report of a legislative study committee published Jan. 4.
Vermont Attorney General T. J. Donovan, legislative leaders and advocates gathered Thursday at the Statehouse to press for the adoption this year of a bill that would establish a tax-and-regulate system for commercial cannabis.
In his State of the State address Thursday, Gov. Phil Scott stuck to his fundamental message on improving the economy in the midst of a demographic crisis facing the state.
The House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs committee met Wednesday to discuss Gov. Phil Scott’s alternate plan for a state-employee-focused paid family leave program that allows other Vermonters to join in.
“I have enormous faith in our ability to achieve meaningful results and my administration is ready to work with each of you in order to do so. Unfortunately, time is not on our side. … Too many of our counties, communities and families remain at a critical crossroad.”
On the Legislature’s first day back, the “bill mill” resumed at a rapid pace as House Democratic Caucus leaders gave members two minutes each to pitch new ideas to would-be co-sponsors.
A dozen candidates for political offices including lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, three Senate seats and six House seats announced their candidacies Monday morning at a joint news conference at the Statehouse.
House Education Committee Chair Kate Webb (D-Shelburne) a month ago emailed the Vermont Daily Chronicle a preliminary bullet list of 2020 committee priorities.