Relatively unnoticed, police bias, criminal expungement, contaminant monitoring, broadband, and water cleanup bills approved by Legislature.
State Rep. Chris Bates, D-Bennington, issued a statement Friday in reaction to the release of information “involving certain indiscretions in my past, dating back, in some instances, 40 years.”
There’s scarcely a lawmaker in sight. A handful are here on “conference committee” duty. These committees put three senators and three representatives in the same room to resolve differences in major bills — differences around whether and/or how to spend millions, even tens of millions, of state dollars.
In this Statehouse Headliners, the House passes Senate bills to monitor chemical safety, ban ‘greenhouse gas’ refrigerants and spray foam products.
The House on Wednesday passed a Democrat-backed bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2026, but it’s unlikely the legislation could survive a veto by the governor.
Never underestimate the influence of climate change author and activist Bill McKibben on the Vermont Legislature.
In the May 15, 2019, issue of the Chronicle of the Vermont State House, new legislation would give the state of Vermont more say over local school districts, retail stores and restaurants, residential building and inspections, and carbon emissions.
The House Judiciary Committee on Monday voted 7-4 to approve new gun legislation that includes a 24-hour wait period to purchase a handgun, among other rules.
“I guess it’s no surprise that the department there is dysfunctional. They don’t call you back and even the service providers say that,” McColgan said.
The ice-cream giant and ever-political Ben & Jerry’s has developed an advisory council to help farmers mitigate global warming and adopt best-practices such as keeping cows healthy.
Lawmakers in the Senate Finance Committee met on Wednesday to discuss how Vermont will proceed with association health plans, which are an affordable alternative to the state health insurance options offered through Vermont Health Connect.