“It absolutely has been challenging,” said Jill Remick, director of the Property Valuation and Review Division of the Vermont Department of Taxes.
Author: Fred Thys
Phil Scott signs retirement savings bill, vetoes 2 others
A bill that would have restricted law enforcement’s use of certain interrogation tactics against children in custody was one of the latest to get a veto.
State auditor finds delays and cost overruns in information technology projects
State Auditor Doug Hoffer has recommended that the Agency of Digital Services take a more active role in evaluating projects’ value.
Vermont retailers report brisk sales, but the summer outlook is unpredictable
One economics professor noted that if sales are not increasing year over year by at least 5%, they are losing ground to inflation, which means people are spending less.
University of Vermont startup aims to revolutionize solar power
A startup based at UVM, Verde Technologies, is working on a promising technology, known as thin film, to capture solar power in a much more efficient way than existing solar panels.
NEK Broadband to receive $17.5 million from feds to connect most remote parts of region
The grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture would pay for most of a $23.5 million project.
Senate approves changes in state cannabis regulations
Among other steps, the bill would exempt all outdoor cannabis growers from local zoning and nuisance regulations, bringing them more in line with other farmers.
New collaboration to assist businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and people of color
Vermont Professionals of Color was selected to lead the effort, which is funded with $250,000 in federal money.
Vermont Senate moves ahead with overhauled bottle bill that would cover most beverage containers
One goal of the legislation is not only to save redemption centers, but to increase their number.
Following report of data exposure, state says it has restricted access to sensitive information
According to an independent journalist, several websites established by Vermont state entities could have easily been breached. Vermont’s chief information officer said the state has found no evidence of unauthorized access.