Scott was first elected in 2016. A centrist Republican, he is criticized by activists on both ends of the political spectrum but enjoys support from many Democrats and most Republicans.
Speaking of shootings, Mr. Mayor — at 4 a.m. this Sunday morning a man was shot and injured in the North Willard Street, Burlington neighborhood. This happened in your backyard and on your watch. Unlike the mass murder in Buffalo, this is a shooting that you can do something about.
The $8 billion 2022-23 budget approved by the Vermont Legislature yesterday just prior to adjournment includes itemized funding for many “new and ongoing initiatives.”
Almost immediately, Rep. Bock reportedly experienced serious pressure from the House Democratic leadership to change his vote — something allowed under little-known House rules. “I cannot imagine why I would change my vote,” Bock told the Vermont Daily Chronicle.
The departure of chairwomen in the Vermont House of Representatives continues with Ann Pugh, longtime chair of the Human Services Committee, announcing this week she will not seek re-election.
The Democratic candidate for Congress who was not welcome at an April 13 debate with the other four candidates supports nuclear power, opposes reparations payments to minorities, and says ‘defund the police’ is “one of the stupidest slogans I can remember.”
The vote was 4-1 with only Beth Gray voting in opposition. The effort to ban the Pledge was led by Planning Commissioner Jules O’Guin, who read aloud a statement she had written for the occasion.
Two of the four Democratic candidates for Congress have never fired a gun and do not own one now, they said on an April 13, VTDigger debate.
Actively Unwoke blogger Karlyn Borysenko is not finished digging into the district’s gender identity education program. She told Morning Drive host Kurt Wright that she and her team will “dump a mountain of FOIA requests” on not only Burlington, but also Essex-Westford school district teachers and officials.
S.265, the criminal threatening bill, passed the Vermont House on Tuesday, but not without verbal pushback from two Republican lawmakers.
Windham County Sheriff Mark Anderson said Wednesday that if police are stripped of current legal protections against civil rights lawsuits, he will stop providing law enforcement services for 14 towns in his county.
Bills making it easier to sue police, engage in prostitution, and take end-of-life lethal drugs, but more painful to threaten a public official, will be in House committees this week.