What standards should apply for private schools when they take public tuition money was the topic of discussion in the House Education Committee on Wednesday at the Statehouse.
While Vermont’s commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement may be a policy goal only, environmental groups at the Statehouse told lawmakers the accord’s lofty green energy targets should be pursued at almost any cost.
Green Mountain Power’s consumer rates are going up 5 percent and the House Energy and Technology Committee met late last week to find out why. It has a lot to do with green energy.
A UVM study presented to lawmakers Wednesday showed that Vermont’s special education costs are disproportionately high relative to other states.
A new report from Vermont’s early childhood state advisory council says parents continue to have difficulties finding good childcare, despite the state’s expanding prekindergarten program.
Marijuana was top priority once again in the Senate chamber Wednesday, and senators wasted no time passing H.511 and sending it on to the governor’s desk for consideration.
High education costs, pre-K administration and marijuana legalization were priority issues for lawmakers in their first week back at the Statehouse for the 2018 legislative session.
While House lawmakers occupied themselves with marijuana legalization this week, Gov. Phil Scott stayed true to familiar campaign themes, pledging to address a hole in the education budget while keeping up the fight against opioids.
In yet another chapter of the ongoing saga of marijuana legalization efforts in Vermont, the House on Thursday passed H.511, which allows for ownership of up to an ounce of marijuana and home cultivation of two mature and four immature cannabis plants.