The new state of Vermont Racial Equity Advisory Panel will meet for the first time on Friday after its designated five members were appointed late last month.
Just paying the state’s estimated $20 million operational costs of “tax and regulate” legal marijuana would require sales and excise taxes of 27 percent, almost three times the 10 percent tax rate in Maine.
Democrats and the media are calling Republicans conspiracy theorists for calling attention to election misconduct in Florida. Do Republicans have any evidence?
A redrawing of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union boundaries to include the Arlington and Sandgate school districts could be approved as early as Thursday.
In this State Headliners, the Act 250 revision report is due Friday, $20 million is expected from new internet sales tax, and a former mayor says the Northeast Kingdom is Vermont’s dumping ground.
The Westminster School Board has voted to go to court if necessary to fight the forced merger of its schools with the towns of Athens and Grafton.
Research shows heavy use of marijuana by adolescents is responsible for 8-15 percent of adult schizophrenia, according to a report in Oregon’s Mail-Tribune newspaper.
In this Statehouse Headliners, Vermont’s House majority leader predicts action on commercial pot, $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and more gun control.
“Since joining the board, every initiative that I have proposed has been in one way or another obstructed or interfered with by Mr. Jarvis,” Dewar said.
In an election that saw few victories for Vermont Republicans, voters decided to stick with the Democrat status quo for secretary of state and attorney general.
With the dust beginning to settle after Election Day, top Republicans are assessing the damage to their party in lost seats and leverage, including the ability to sustain a veto by Gov. Phil Scott.