S.197 is anti-business, anti-growth, and anti-development and will provide no real relief to those exposed to toxins who already can find relief for harm caused by exposure. Increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 as found in S.40 is another job killer. We are also concerned about an act relating to paid family leave.
Three candidates will compete in the race for the Bennington-4 District of the Vermont Legislature — representing the towns of Manchester, Arlington, Sunderland and Sandgate — though only two will be elected to office.
Last week the House Education Committee heard its share of concerns about the logistical and economic challenges of reworking funding formulas for special education, and this week the Senate Education Committee got its own testimony of similar flavor.
The Vermont Senate voted Thursday to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of a bill that would enact stricter regulation of toxic substances. The bill will now return to the House, where it originally passed on a vote of 96-42.
In recent weeks, the House Government Operations Committee has been evaluating a measure that would set up a five-member panel to look for “systemic racism” and racial disparities in state government. Watch video of the committee hearings held at the Vermont Statehouse.
The Vermont Senate on Tuesday voted to amend a bill which will create a summer study committee to examine potential penalties for not purchasing health insurance in Vermont.
Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a bill that would have provided for stricter regulation of toxic substances, legislation that was prompted by the discovery of PFOA in groundwater in the region.
Earlier this month, the Senate Committee on Government Operations reviewed H.910, an act relating to the Open Meeting Law and the Public Records Act. What constitutes an open meeting? What doesn’t? How might that change? Watch video of the committee hearings held at the Vermont Statehouse.
According to testimony from both the public and independent education sectors to members of the House Education Committee, proposals to increase special education requirements for independent schools will ultimately hit taxpayers.
If the irate crowd that turned out Wednesday to watch the signing of controversial gun control legislation at the Vermont Statehouse is any indication, Gov. Phil Scott may face an uphill battle towards re-election this November.
On Tuesday, top lawmakers met in the Cedar Creek Room at the Statehouse to urge Gov. Phil Scott to veto controversial S.55 gun legislation and sign less objectionable gun bills instead.