Responding to criticism that mortgage loans for Vermont’s affordable housing program will likely never be repaid, the head of the the Vermont Housing Finance Agency says the program doesn’t depend on repayment, and is nonetheless financially sound.
Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers reached agreement on a budget and teacher health care deal that makes good on the promise of fiscal restraint in Vermont.
Rutland Mayor David Allaire is working to rebuild the city’s image around transparency and economic growth after winning an election widely regarded as a referendum on refugee resettlement.
Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday signed S.8, a long-awaited ethics bill that creates an ethics commission and policies to deal with corruption and conflicts of interest in state government.
In a move that could keep pot smoking illegal in Vermont, House Republicans may choose not to suspend rules to bring a revised legalization bill back up for discussion next week at the Statehouse.
Pro-marijuana lawmakers have sent Gov. Phil Scott a revised legalization bill ahead of next week’s veto session, but police are warning that recreational pot will bring big problems to the Green Mountain State.
Rutland area school superintendents haven’t taken an official stance on Gov. Phil Scott’s plan for a statewide health care plan for all teachers, but they say the idea offers wide-ranging benefits.
“The teachers are asking for 100 percent,” Patrick Healy, chair of the Twinfield Union School Board, told True North.
The House and Senate formally adjourned the 2017 session late Thursday evening after finishing up a final budget expected to be vetoed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott.