In this week’s Statehouse Headliners, a carbon tax is being discussed, GMP explains its $80 million rate increase, and Planned Parenthood may get funding from a tax on erectile dysfunction products. Also, Burlington ranks among the top “post-Christian” cities.
A new conservative party is joining the ranks of Democrats, Republicans and Progressives in Vermont. It’s called the Green Mountain Party, and its cornerstone issues include term limits, keeping outsider money out of elections, and budget cuts.
As Friday’s closing of the open enrollment period approaches, residents interested in obtaining health care coverage are being urged to apply through Vermont Health Connect, or risk going uninsured until 2019.
With a significant vote on net neutrality set for Thursday, voices from both sides of the debate are hitting crescendos, with Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy joining other Democrat senators in calling for a delay.
For the first time since zoning was adopted in 1970, Manchester’s Planning Commission hopes to institute a new zoning ordinance that will result in changes to every district.
The Bennington School District board was faced with a case of severe sticker-shock on Monday, as their first draft budget showed a large projected tax rate increase despite a more modest increase in spending.
In fact, her political activity is kept in check by the Hatch Act of 1939. That federal law prohibits employees of the executive branch — except the president, vice president and a few other officials — from engaging in certain types of political activity.
A citizen of Shaftsbury has asked the Select Board to consider endorsing an article for Town Meeting that would express the town’s commitment to renewable energy.
Middlebury College seeks to become more energy efficient and cut its carbon footprint by collaborating with three organizations to produce renewable natural gas.