Vermont’s early child care and education workers must be “well qualified, trained, and credentialed, accountable for high quality practice, and appropriately compensated,” according to a state advisory council.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced support for a carbon tax at a climate action conference in Fairlee. Politically speaking, it was a safe move. Burlington will win big in any plan that punishes rural people who live in older homes heated with oil and drive SUVs.
Ted Haley was described in his obituary as “a simple and forgiving man” who leaves behind a grieving family, including a daughter described as “his greatest love.” He was a victim of one of the growing number of marijuana-related highway accidents in pot-legal states.
In just nine days, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ private jet emitted 29 car-years’ worth of carbon. He could have opted to “accelerate our transition toward energy efficiency” by flying coach or taking a train or both, but he didn’t.
When record numbers of Vermonters become homeless due to unaffordable housing, lawmakers can’t say they weren’t warned.
High demand for workers will boost Vermont wages and make the $15 minimum wage unnecessary, the chief economist for the state of Vermont predicted on Wednesday.
Despite historic low unemployment (2.8 percent), the State of Vermont says the total number of homeless Vermonters is growing year by year.
Should Vermont create and oversee the legal, for-profit cultivation and sale of marijuana? Why or why not? The Vermont Marijuana Commission wants to hear from you.
Just paying the state’s estimated $20 million operational costs of “tax and regulate” legal marijuana would require sales and excise taxes of 27 percent, almost three times the 10 percent tax rate in Maine.
In this State Headliners, the Act 250 revision report is due Friday, $20 million is expected from new internet sales tax, and a former mayor says the Northeast Kingdom is Vermont’s dumping ground.
Research shows heavy use of marijuana by adolescents is responsible for 8-15 percent of adult schizophrenia, according to a report in Oregon’s Mail-Tribune newspaper.