Gov. Phil Scott’s counsel said Scott hasn’t looked at the list of finalists the board had prepared for his predecessor but wanted to start the process again because of the unusual circumstances.
They include improving police training, increasing funding for mental health services providers and establishing a commission to review police use of force. The goal is to avoid another death like Ralph “Phil” Grenon’s.
Gov. Scott will be paid for his share of Dubois Construction over 15 years. Some feel the arrangement does not avoid a conflict-of-interest.
Vermont depends on the federal government for about a third of its budget.
Many say the system, which seeks to redirect people from the courts to mental health or substance abuse programs when appropriate, isn’t reaching its potential.
Advocates of expanding background checks for gun sales came out in force to the Statehouse, but the measure faces a steep climb.
Police say they didn’t follow the usual practice for releasing details about a crash, having determined this one wasn’t an accident.
They’re more likely than whites to be ticketed, searched and arrested. One of the researchers said her sense is that “a good deal of these disparities is due to implicit bias.”
Possible federal funding changes and Gov. Phil Scott’s commitment not to raise taxes are new factors as the Legislature faces a gap of some $70 million.
The Judicial Nominating Board has already interviewed and forwarded six candidates, but that was under the former governor, who was blocked from naming a nominee before leaving office.
Police say the body of a 23-year-old man who went missing last weekend has been found. Searchers found Quincy O’Gorman’s remains in a brook about a quarter mile from where he was last seen in Island Pond five days ago. Shortly before midnight Dec. 31, a state trooper stopped a vehicle in Island Pond village […]
The outgoing governor credited his wife with the selection of Middlesex artist August Burns.
In a unanimous decision, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that the outgoing governor does not have the authority to fill a future vacancy.