Relatively unnoticed, police bias, criminal expungement, contaminant monitoring, broadband, and water cleanup bills approved by Legislature.
The House on Wednesday passed a Democrat-backed bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2026, but it’s unlikely the legislation could survive a veto by the governor.
The House Judiciary Committee on Monday voted 7-4 to approve new gun legislation that includes a 24-hour wait period to purchase a handgun, among other rules.
Lawmakers in the Senate Finance Committee met on Wednesday to discuss how Vermont will proceed with association health plans, which are an affordable alternative to the state health insurance options offered through Vermont Health Connect.
The Vermont House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 106-38 for a constitutional amendment that would give Vermonters a fundamental right to kill a fetus at any stage of pregnancy up until the moment of birth, unless infringement of that right is “justified by a compelling State interest.”
The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs spent Thursday morning going over the two paid leave programs competing for approval in Vermont, and expressing a preference for the one that requires new taxes.
In the May 2, 2019, issue of the Chronicle of the Vermont State House, a mandatory high school civics bill is proposed, a trophy buck returns to the Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee room, and more.
Maybe our state would be better off if we told our legislators to quit screwing around in their ideological sandbox and to focus their time and energy on actually operating the machinery of government.
Coming up this week, the Senate weatherization bill would double the heating tax and tax electricity, too, and one House chair is urging skeptical reps to “let the people decide” about Prop 5. Also, the Human Rights Commission wants power to investigate police.
The General Housing and Military Affairs Committee on Friday voted 7-3-1 to approve the Senate-passed $15 minimum wage by 2024.
The Senate Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee on Thursday heard from three more witnesses regarding paid family leave, and two of them urged lawmakers not to make the program mandatory.