Majority Democrats and Progressives began the year positioned to pass almost any bill they wanted, but in the end it was the minority Republicans who came away with significant victories.
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.
House lawmakers on Friday voted to adjourn the 2019 legislative session and to reconvene in 2020 as they ended the year by failing to pass the top agenda items of the majority party: paid family leave and a $15 minimum wage.
Gov. Phil Scott’s office has indicated that the governor will let a controversial abortion rights bill become law, but how he goes about it has become a hot topic for abortion proponents and pro-life groups alike.
Then Rep. Helm asked how many pounds of plastic there were in the oceans and where that number could be verified. Again, Rep. McCullough had to admit he had no idea, and couldn’t verify anything.
EMF Safety for Vermont has stated that 5G is being rolled out in Vermont without public notice and that the Senate Finance Committee has ignored warnings that 5G wireless technology is unsafe for public deployment.
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.
In this Statehouse Headliners, the House passes Senate bills to monitor chemical safety, ban ‘greenhouse gas’ refrigerants and spray foam products.
The House on Wednesday passed a Democrat-backed bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2026, but it’s unlikely the legislation could survive a veto by the governor.