The lawsuits were possible because the Vermont Legislature passed legislation last year that cracks down on predatory lending. Under state statute, the attorney general can go after third party loan processors.
By raising the minimum wage to $11.50 or $12 an hour and expanding the state’s tax credit for low-income, working families, Vermont could begin to close the huge gap between the cost of a decent standard of living and what most low-wage workers have to live on.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today congratulated the Vermont Legislature for passing a bill making Vermont the first state in the nation to require labels on food containing genetically-modified ingredients.
A bill making its way through the Legislature aims to help lawmakers decide how best to help the children of incarcerated parents. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday voted on a new draft of H.325, a bill that calls for a study to inform future legislation. The study will look at what services […]
If Gov. Peter Shumlin signs the bill into law, the state would be the first in the nation to require manufacturers to label products containing genetically engineered ingredients.
Controversial legislation often takes a circuitous route through the Legislature, and such is the case with H.883, the education governance, or school board consolidation bill. On Tuesday, expectations among members of the House Education Committee were high. They anticipated tweaking the legislation in House Ways and Means and their own committee and then watching the […]
Waste haulers starting next year will be required to pick up mandated recyclables under the state’s universal recycling overhaul, but lawmakers are now offering them a waiver. The House Natural Resources and Energy Committee last week unanimously passed a bill waiving the requirement that haulers pick up recyclables in addition to trash if their solid […]