In this week’s Statehouse Headliners, the Trump tax cut will reduce Vermont health insurance premiums, a Title X move could strip Vermont Planned Parenthood of $750,000 and the “renewable revolution” is leading to fossil fuel dependency.
The holiday weekend is traditionally the start of the hiking season in Vermont. Hiking is one of the state’s top summer tourism draws and the Green Mountain Club estimates 200,000 people visit the Long Trail system each year.
Giddings said Marcraft Realty feels vindicated, although she believes that many commercial properties like the Brattleboro Outlet Center in southern Vermont are being over-assessed by towns.
The special session regarding an anticipated budget veto by Gov. Phil Scott began Wednesday at the Statehouse, and Democrats, Republicans and the administration put competing proposals forward in what could be a lengthy negotiations battle.
“Even in towns with zoning, Dollar General has been painfully successful,” said Terry Davison Berger, a member of the group. She told the Reformer she and the other members “are clearly biased” in their opposition to Dollar General, “But we want to give everyone an opportunity to express their opinions.”
Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday vetoed bills for a $15 minimum wage and mandatory paid family leave, citing campaign promises not to raise costs on residents and businesses.
The plan calls for expanding the existing building to reach a total of 35,460 square feet. Retail sales will happen in a space of about 3,500 square feet. The company expects to hire about 42 employees at first, then more later on.
After signing gun control measures that aim to promote school safety but instead affect law-abiding firearm owners, Gov. Phil Scott is receiving harsh criticism from pro-gun advocates and high praise from anti-gun groups.
A bill that would require all Vermonters to have health insurance has made its way to the governor’s desk, but it’s uncertain that Republican Gov. Phil Scott will sign it, since it likely would use a revived Individual Health Effort Tax as a penalty.
The role of a receiver, who will take care and custody of foreclosed Hermitage Club properties before the company secures a loan to pay off debts or a public auction is held, is being ironed out.
Lawyers for a Washington-based nonprofit legal institute are calling their lawsuit against the Vermont Attorney General’s office a win, despite their inability to uncover long-sought-after public records.