With rising unemployment costs imploding state budgets, FGA found that states that indexed, or tied their unemployment benefits to their economic conditions, fared better during the coronavirus crisis than states that didn’t.
Thirty-seven Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide have applied for and received $80 million in Small Business Administration (SBA) loan funding from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Retail business Green Mountain Sporting Goods has been forced to close for the governor’s economic shutdown and the owner says she doesn’t have enough money for her business or family, including her four children.
Governor Phil Scott today announced a $400 million economic relief and recovery package, using funds from the $1.25 billion the state received from the Federal CARES Act.
There is perhaps no flatter COVID-19 curve than Vermont’s, and perhaps no economy more effectively flattened.
“Prior to the pandemic, New Hampshire nursing homes had the nation’s best rate of ‘substantial compliance’ with federal health survey standards.”
The Atlanta mayor who criticized Georgia Gov. Brian Kemps’ decision to reopen the state last month said Monday that the results were “not as bad” as she first anticipated.
Vermont’s autocratic attorney general sued a Rutland gym for being open to customers. TJ Donovan asked a judge to shut the gym down, fine the owner $1,000 for every day the gym was open, and reimburse court costs and the cost of the “investigation.”
During a May 13 meeting, the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee showed little enthusiasm for a thorough review of the Act 250 revision approved by the House earlier this year.
Just as the “evidence” points to lower incidents of child abuse, the “evidence” regarding vote fraud is misleading. The lack of evidence for vote fraud is a result of voting being moved increasingly out of the public eye and away from the supervision of election officials.
In the wake of COVID-19, we call on the Vermont Legislature to table all new initiatives and focus on taking care of our own people. We believe it is socially irresponsible to start new initiatives when people are worrying about losing their homes and kids are going to bed hungry.