On Tuesday, voters in Bennington approved a $12.9 million municipal budget, said no to a mayoral form of government, and re-elected incumbents Jim Carroll and Donald Campbell to the Selectboard, among other items.
Mayor Miro Weinberger wins re-election, 72 percent of residents vote to approve $85 million school budget with 8 percent property tax increase, and voters say yes to more climate action and advising funding for affordable housing.
“If that were the only item on the ballot, then you would get almost 95 percent support. But look at the curve ball that was thrown.” Question 6 passed on Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote.
“I represent a ward that definitely is divided on this question. There is a very strong camp of individuals who really are opposed to … a military presence at all, and then there’s another group of people who really want to have a military presence at the airport.”
“I have to ask you if it is correct that our general tax rate will be going up an estimated 28 percent? I’m just a little confused on where we’re supposed to be coming up with the extra monies from our pockets?”
“When the results of this election are tallied, a letter will go to the secretary of the Air Force, and the secretary of the Air Force will accept it and place it on file. The F-35s are coming.”
“The total budget for fiscal year ’19 is $6,697,988.77. … That’s about a $114,000 change to the budget, which represents a 1.8 percent increase in expenditures from prior year.”
In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-hosts Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley interview Dean George about the process of getting inmates ready for parole hearings and helping them transition back into the workforce and community.
In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-hosts Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley speak with Ed Stanak to discuss wind development’s exemption from Act 250 environmental impact assessments.
In the wake of one of the country’s most deadly school shootings, Americans are engaged in a heated debate over the Second Amendment. NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch went face-to-face with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel in a CNN “town hall debate” on guns.
Eventually, Anderson said, the boy identified with his biological sex, and those who cared for him prevented what could have been serious damage to his organs and years of medication that would have stopped his body from fully growing.