The Senate Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee on Thursday heard from three more witnesses regarding paid family leave, and two of them urged lawmakers not to make the program mandatory.
About 60 Vermonters met at the Statehouse on Tuesday evening to voice their support for banning new carbon-fuel infrastructure in Vermont.
Dozens of activists and professionals crowded into Room 10 of the Statehouse on Thursday to call for a moratorium on the Vermont rollout of 5G internet technology.
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee spent part of their Thursday morning discussing “the rise and decline of hate groups” in Vermont and the United States, the topic listed on the day’s agenda.
The Housing and Military Affairs Committee continues to hear from business owners and advocates who say that a $15 minimum wage is simply unaffordable for their organizations.
House lawmakers last week passed the universal paid family leave bill by a 92-52 vote, shunning amendments that would have eased the impact on taxpayers and allowed Vermonters who can’t afford the program to opt out.
A handful of experts appeared at the House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs on Wednesday morning to weigh in on the proposal to bump the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
While the the Vermont House has doubled the fuel tax to fund ongoing weatherization projects across the state, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is figuring out what to do with all the money.
Even before the Vermont House of Representatives voted this week to double the fuel tax to boost revenue for low-income weatherization, the House tax committee had already decided to raise next year’s weatherization revenue by $850,000.
On Thursday the House chamber voted in favor of H.524, the health insurance mandate, which in its current form does not have a financial penalty for not having insurance.
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday heard more testimony on S.169, an act relating to firearms procedures that would impose a 24-hour waiting period on handgun purchases.