The House and Senate formally adjourned the 2017 session late Thursday evening after finishing up a final budget expected to be vetoed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott.
The reality is just now coming home to the teachers that their Cadillac policies are expiring and can’t be replaced without substantial penalty. Fortunately for the teachers, Gov. Scott has come up with a plan that will fund Health Savings Accounts for them, essentially holding teachers harmless by paying the higher deductibles in the new “non-Cadillac” plans.
The story they tell is one of a confluence of influence between a cash strapped Donald Trump and Russian oligarchs seeking to launder dirty money.
The Vermont Senate on Friday approved a plan to preserve collective bargaining and keep teacher health care negotiations local, but Gov. Phil Scott again threatened a veto, saying the plan burdens school districts and doesn’t achieve multi-year savings.
The ice sheets of central Antarctica have been stable for millions of years when conditions were warmer than now, new research has found.
The stalemate between the governor and lawmakers over teachers health care negotiations continues, even as many at the Statehouse are ready for the extended session to adjourn.
After landing on a federal list of sanctuary jurisdictions, Montpelier has modified its policy on cooperating with the feds to enforce immigration law — but both the mayor and chief of police deny the change had anything to do with President Trump.