Why lawmakers would consider — let alone pass — a law that they know will both drag on the overall economy and have significant negative impacts on the state’s most vulnerable businesses and citizens is mind-boggling.
The House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs on Wednesday examined raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, despite signals from the governor that such a measure would get a veto if gets to his desk.
Marlboro College expects an operating deficit this year of $3 million to $4 million, according to college President Kevin Quigley.
Attorney General Maura Healey has opposed building new pipeline capacity to bring more gas to energy-starved New England, and says importing liquefied natural gas during cold snaps is better for the environment than building new pipelines.
While the students of Mount Anthony Union High School and the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center had Wednesday off due to an in-service day, the faculty and staff were busy, practicing what they would do in the event of an emergency evacuation.
House Republicans released the text of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that must pass both chambers of Congress in order to avert a government shutdown Friday evening at midnight.
Just days after Vermont’s pro-gun coalition issued a joint complaint to House leaders regarding a lack of accessibility to lawmakers, the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed S.55, which includes a handful of significant restrictions on Second Amendment rights.
In Vermont, the pros and cons of universal pre-K fall along party lines. Democrats and Progressives largely support it; Republicans and libertarians mostly oppose it. Yet much to the surprise of Vermont conservatives, Republican Gov. Phil Scott has been supportive of state pre-kindergarten expansion.
“California put innocent Americans at the mercy of hardened criminals, hardened murderers in many cases,” Trump said Tuesday. “Democrats’ priority is to protect criminals, not to do what’s right for our country.”
Higher minimum wages actually reduced the long-run earnings of teenagers who were exposed to the higher minimum, according to a new study from the Mercatus Center.
An agreement between the town and a solar developer puts in writing vegetative buffer zones that officials say would screen a 2.2-megawatt solar installation, proposed for industrial land on the east side of North Bennington Road, from Harwood Hill businesses.
“I have seen society change from respectful to totally disrespectful and not caring,” Edward Fletcher, of Stamford, said Sunday at Twin Valley Middle High School. “The parents are too busy with their phones. It’s very frustrating when you see a parent come out of their house and she’s smoking a joint. Where has society gone?”