Gov. Phil Scott allowed S.119 to pass without his signature, and at least one police chief says lawmakers didn’t listen to those on the front lines as they crafted new use-of-force policies for police.
The state of Vermont has two separate “90% by 2050” energy goals. A new law makes learning those goals a condition of licensing for many of Vermont’s building construction and service professionals.
Today, Vermont observes its second annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which replaced Columbus Day as an official state holiday in 2019. This year the Vermont Legislature failed to pass a resolution apologizing for a 1931 law allowing the State of Vermont to sterilize Abenaki Indians, mentally ill Vermonters, and other minority groups.
It’s clear that the 10 months S.254 spent under consideration in Montpelier weren’t enough. Gov. Scott should exercise his veto authority and, in so doing, send a message to the Legislature that it should either scrap or overhaul this misguided proposal.
We need a complete new delegation that will represent Vermont’s people, not the interests of the climate lobby. We have been a one-party state long enough.
The current Democratic/Progressive supermajority in both chambers of the Legislature means they can do pretty much what they want with no checks and balances and no reason to compromise. This is a bad dynamic for a couple of reasons.
Negotiations to move Vermont inmates from a Mississippi prison to to just across the Connecticut River from Bradford failed because the Haverhill, N.H., facility lacks necessary drug treatment programs.
Governor Phil Scott on Wednesday announced action on a range of bills, including the Legislature’s bill to create a regulated cannabis market in Vermont, which will be allowed to go into law without his signature.
Gov. Phil Scott on Friday signed into law the $7.17 billion 2021 state budget, he said at his regularly scheduled press conference.
On Friday, Gov. Phil Scott delivered the traditional adjournment address to both chambers of the Vermont Legislature, commemorating the close of 2019-2020 legislative biennium.
S.54’s many critics say black youths suffer adversely from substance abuse. Compared to whites they perform poorly in schools. Black unemployment is higher than the national average. Marijuana abuse is positively linked to all three of these adverse outcomes.