The planned shutdown is believed to be the longest in State House history, for any reason, at least since the beginning of the 20th century.
A Vermont District Court jury in St. Albans on Wednesday found former state senator Norm McAllister innocent of the prohibited act of soliciting a woman for prostitution.
When the Legislature convenes in January, Vermonters can expect a full-court press to impose added costs and restrictions on many fossil fuel products and benefits. Here’s the latest on five climate change initiatives.
The Judiciary Committee of the Vermont House of Representatives next year is expected to take up a criminal justice data collection bill, a senior legislator told a systemic racism activist at a public hearing Friday.
The TCI is a “stealth” carbon tax because it would raise the cost of gasoline for all Vermonters and would give climate activists in the Vermont Legislature the carbon emissions revenue they seek — all without actually having to vote on the record for a carbon tax.
A bill assigned to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy seeks to make green energy and lifestyle adaption no longer a feel-good policy recommendation but rather a mandate that would see state enforcement of green requirements.
To be the representative republic we claim to be, the elected members must represent the people in truth instead of just going through the motions and then deceiving and pretending.
Introduced by State Sen. Alison Clarkson and Rep. Selene Coburn, these PAGA bills would deputize ordinary state residents to enforce Vermont’s labor law. The legislation would allow employees to file employment claims “on behalf of and in the name of” the state labor commissioner.
While I am grateful to Rep. Ralph for his exposé, at the end of the day I don’t want him making decisions for me and my family any more than I want Mitzi Johnson, Tim Ashe, Jill Krowinski, Becca Balint or any of the lot making those decisions.
At Dover Town Hall on Thursday, Scott signed into law H.513, saying it “increases funding to the Connectivity Initiative, which provides access to internet services in unserved or underserved areas.”
Gov. Phil Scott said he signed the $6.1 billion state budget because it meets major priorities while limiting spending increases to same as wage growth in Vermont.