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.
Monday’s Headliners column about legislative planning for the next wave of Vermont prisons prompted plenty of reader questions and comments.
It will be eight months before the Legislature reconvenes. I would hope the members think long and hard on what a spectacular disaster this session turned out to be.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday signed into law H.57, the unrestricted abortion bill, and vetoed S.169, a gun control bill that would have required a 24-hour waiting period for handgun purchases. Here are the bills approved by the 2019 Legislature that have been signed into law.
Taking action on two of the most controversial pieces of legislation this session, Gov. Phil Scott has signed an unlimited abortion bill and vetoed a gun control bill.
Unless Gov. Scott vetoes S.113, a working group created by the bill will promptly select the next targets on the state of Vermont’s war on plastic. This war is — as both the bill itself and a key supporter states — also part of the greater war on climate change.