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.
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.
The Vermont Poverty Council began ten years ago and its tenure is up. Now it faces a crossroads, and lawmakers must decide if it has a future, and what that future might be.
If the conclusions presented to House lawmakers last week are indicative of what’s to come on pre-kindergarten programs, Vermonters can expect to see increased calls for expanding early education on the taxpayer dime.
The Scott administration is responding to a backlash from gun rights groups amid a wave of gun-control initiatives advancing at the Statehouse following the mass school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida.
A half dozen gun-rights leaders spoke Friday at the University of Vermont’s Ira Allen Chapel to oppose gun control measures being advanced in Montpelier by state lawmakers.
Efforts for a reduction in carbon-based energy usage have for the most part been focused on the Statehouse, but on Town Meeting Day many communities across Vermont pledged to embrace environmental action at the local level.
Two teachers are running for seats on the five-person South Burlington School Board, but a former board chair says there will be a serious conflict of interest if they win their races.
Gov. Phil Scott has stated he is on board with the “do something” mantra for gun control and school safety in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Florida and a close call in Vermont. Much of his base is not.
An assessment of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s spending in recent years appears to show a trend away from health care spending in favor of political action.
At the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, senators took testimony regarding whether to impose additional taxes and regulations for independent health care providers that aim to provide more affordable care than their hospital counterparts.