Gov. Phil Scott said he signed the $6.1 billion state budget because it meets major priorities while limiting spending increases to same as wage growth in Vermont.
A proposed Medicaid insurance coverage rule change would relax some preconditions and remove all age limitations for transgender surgery.
Monday’s Headliners column about legislative planning for the next wave of Vermont prisons prompted plenty of reader questions and comments.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday signed into law H.57, the unrestricted abortion bill, and vetoed S.169, a gun control bill that would have required a 24-hour waiting period for handgun purchases. Here are the bills approved by the 2019 Legislature that have been signed into law.
Unless Gov. Scott vetoes S.113, a working group created by the bill will promptly select the next targets on the state of Vermont’s war on plastic. This war is — as both the bill itself and a key supporter states — also part of the greater war on climate change.
The 2020 transportation bill allocates $2.65 million for nine new park-and-rides, $19 million for new bike/walk projects, $2.4 million for four new electric buses for Burlington and Montpelier areas, $13 million for passenger rail, $1.2 million to complete Montpelier “multi-modal” center, and $2 million of electric-car rebates.
In this Statehouse Headliners, the House and Senate Carbon Emissions Reduction Committee is created, the abortion bill wins the “prize” for most roll calls, and more.
Just days after the Vermont Legislature unveiled and approved a Barre-Montpelier commuter rail study, renewable power mogul David Blittersdorf told VTDigger he wants to run his diesel-power railroad cars on a commuter line between Barre and Montpelier.
As Memorial Day approaches, Chittenden County senators oppose nuclear-capable aircraft, including F-35.
The House Transportation Bill approved on Wednesday includes a study for commuter rail between Barre and Montpelier.
Relatively unnoticed, police bias, criminal expungement, contaminant monitoring, broadband, and water cleanup bills approved by Legislature.