Lean Left’s 1,600 volunteers have sent nearly a quarter-million postcards to underrepresented voters in Texas, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina in the last year.
Part two of a VTDigger series exploring how Vermont spent $1.25 billion in federal aid, and the impact on small businesses, agriculture and housing.
Over the next few days, VTDigger will publish a series exploring how Vermont spent $1.25 billion in federal aid, and the impact on small businesses, agriculture and housing.
Lodging proprietors say reservations are down for the Thanksgiving weekend, as most would-be visitors are from high-case counties whose residents are not allowed in Vermont without quarantining.
Some claimants say their questions on payments, overpayments, eligibility and more go unanswered while the department works with an outside call center and outside vendors.
The state expects to open the application process for the new round of business grants in the last week of October, after the rules are reviewed by lawmakers.
‘Even though we didn’t know exactly what people were going to need, we knew they had a list longer than they could accomplish themselves,’ said Sas Stewart, head of On the Fly.
“This is what I have been getting from some tenants lately: ‘I know you can’t evict me because of this eviction moratorium, and I’m going to sit here and not pay rent and save my money and move when all this is over.’”
The economy could recover by 2023 as long as there is not a second wave of Covid, the analyst told an online meeting of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce.
One big change is that more local and organic produce is now available in grocery stores.
At his Friday press conference, the governor and administration officials also gave updates on K-12 schools the upward trend in cases in the Northeast.
Companies that received $150,000 from an earlier emergency grant program can apply for another $150,000. The state expects to start taking applications in a few weeks.
Amid confusion, Vermonters say Department of Labor checks have bounced, or they’ve received overpayments.
The NOTCH health center provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to thousands of people in Franklin County. And in June, NOTCH started operating Richford’s only grocery store.