The Vermont Legislature has given cybersecurity oversight of state government and private sector to a newly created board led by the secretary of an underperforming state agency in leadership transition.
The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs plans to sue the state of Vermont over the recently passed bill H.230, specifically the 72-hour waiting period.
Citing a 4,000% increase over 10 years in teenage female gender dysphoria, the Burlington Republican Committee Thursday night passed a resolution that affirms the natural distinction between the sexes and opposes promotion of gender identity ideology to minors.
The upper chamber decided Tuesday morning to avoid veto override votes on two bills, including the controversial legislative pay and benefits increase.
With the special session to override the budget veto set to begin June 20, legislative leaders are working behind the scenes to develop an alternate funding plan to house recipients indefinitely until they and state workers can “identify an alternate stable setting,” Senate President Phil Baruth is quoted saying.
Another light bail sentence by the presiding judge in Caledonia County has elicited an angry letter from a Vermont state senator to his colleagues. “An assault weapon, cocaine and warrants, and is out on $200 bail, and this guy is still a Judge!?” Sen. Russ Ingalls said.
H.386 would allow 16-17 year olds to vote in municipal elections and hold local office. H.509 would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. A veto override session will be held June 20-22.
Gov. Phil Scott signed into law several public safety bills Tuesday. Taking away police officers’ immunity to civil suits was not among them.
Gov. Phil Scott and administration officials Friday outlined his plans to help transition the estimated 2,700 homeless Vermonters out of the 76 hotels and motels since the pandemic began.
A Native American organization has a message for a Vermont school stewed in controversy about the use of Native American names and symbols in the name of ethnic sensitivity: “Educate, not Eradicate.”
Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark’s office has directed the Vermont State Police to cite two of their own for simple assault and reckless endangerment following a 2022 non-lethal beanbag shooting of a disturbed man, the VSP said Monday.
The proposed charter change explicitly gives teenagers the right to do on behalf of the town something state law otherwise prohibits them: the right to enter into contracts.