There will be no marijuana financial windfall for Vermont’s General Fund, youth consumption is up, and police still have no effective roadside test for impairment.
The civil liberties organization has threatened to sue Brattleboro and five other municipalities if their anti-panhandling ordinances are not repealed.
Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, 90 percent of American wage earners have higher take-home pay, Americans for Tax Reform reported.
Vermont consumers may indeed want greater fuel efficiency, but you wouldn’t know it by the vehicles they buy. Sales and registration data show they like relatively low MPG all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicles.
You may have taken it easy on Labor Day, but our electricity grid worked extra hard to keep the lights on — and boy, does it ever charge for overtime.
It’s OK for the renewable power industry to celebrate when they help keep power costs low, but ratepayers need to know that, at present and on average, solar power has the opposite effect.
The Bill to End Money Bail, introduced into the U.S. Congress July 25 by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, would eliminate all use of bail in federal courts and give states money to reduce pretrial detention.
Incumbent Rep. Warren Van Wyck (R-Addison 3) won the Aug. 14 GOP primary on write-in votes alone. At least seven other would-be GOP lawmakers and four Democrats also won write-in nominations.
The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Marijuana may recommend zero legal tolerance for smoking marijuana and driving. It also fears the black market will continue even if cultivation and sale legalized. And it recognizes legalization could impact “juuling” of nicotine and marijuana.
The new EPA plan to reduce coal-fired power plant carbon emissions through operating power plants more efficiently rather than closing them is good news for Vermonters and other New Englanders concerned about possible cold weather-related power blackouts.
Rep. Valerie Stuart of Brattleboro and Rep. Paul Belaski of Windsor were defeated in contested primaries yesterday. Also, Rutland County Sen. David Soucy failed to secure nomination.