With lawmakers advancing bills that would increase the minimum wage and require additional employee perks, one representative is putting forth an initiative to help businesses meet these demands.
Health-sharing is exempted from the “Obamacare” federal individual mandate to have health insurance. H.524 would eliminate that exemption.
This week Vermont House committees will review bills passed by the Senate and look at new House bills whose sponsors have been waiting patiently for a few minutes of the committee of jurisdiction’s time.
Tax and regulation of cultivation and retail sale of marijuana, S.54, is scheduled to be reviewed by the House Government Operations Committee at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
We are concerned that measures like these will have a severely negative impact on the ability of businesses to attract and retain employees. We are also concerned about business decisions on whether or not to move to — or stay in — Vermont as a result of these bills.
A ban on single-use plastic bags and straws was approved by a 4-1 vote of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee on Friday morning.
Rev. Rosaire Bisson was suspended from giving devotions before the Vermont Senate for a year after he spoke in January about “everyone’s right to life.”
The director of policy for The Regulatory Assistance Project on Tuesday told the House Energy and Technology Committee that any carbon mitigation programs are going to come with a big cost to taxpayers.
This $60 million in required 2020 spending is made necessary because previous legislatures incurred debt or committed future legislatures to pay for mandated programs.
The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance is urging legislators to advance a bill before crossover that would give more power to the new executive director of racial equity in the state.
Some Statehouse insiders say S.54 will go first to the Government Operations Committee, because ‘tax and regulate’ would require extensive an “government operation” to oversee marijuana cultivation and sale.