A Vermont judge has agreed to allow a receiver to take over a financially troubled private ski resort in Wilmington.
Though there is a slim-to-none chance the town of Brattleboro will recoup its $70,000 loan to Cultural Intrigue, the town’s attorney filed for a default judgment Monday in Windham Superior Court, Civil Division. “My understanding is Cultural Intrigue has left the state.”
The pension fund crisis estimated at about $4.5 billion in unfunded liabilities has worked its way into the budget talks currently playing out at the state capital.
If Christine Hallquist wins the Democratic primary on Aug. 14 she will become the country’s first transgender gubernatorial candidate to represent a major party on the ballot. The Democrat supports universal healthcare, a taxed and regulated marijuana market and a $15 minimum wage.
In this week’s Statehouse Headliners, UVM is pushing gender-free multi-stall bathrooms, women choices are driving the 16 percent pay gap, a free youth hunter education resolution is shot down, and many bills have died on adjournment.
The prospect of a new dairy processing plant in Windham County is good news for dairy farmers around Vermont, said Diane Bothfeld, the director of administrative services and dairy policy for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.
There won’t likely be a veto session, but there will be a showdown at the Statehouse to handle unfinished business on the state budget.
Marchand says there’s no silver bullet for cutting down on opioid addiction and death rates in Vermont. “Such a state tax would only harm patients who need the drugs without reducing addiction,” he said.
Jim Desrochers and Sandy MacDougall are planning The Original Green Mountain Cannabis and Music Festival for July 1. That is the day in Vermont where those 21 and older can legally consume recreational marijuana, possess up to one ounce and/or as many as two mature plants.
“I believe I was targeted and intentionally assaulted by Detective Jacob Zorn because I am black,” wrote Linton in her complaint. “I was the only black person in the 29 people who were arrested.”
In rulings affecting more than $2.5 million worth of real estate and property connected to the Hermitage Club, three plaintiffs’ motions for immediate orders were approved Tuesday in separate hearings at Windham Superior Court.