The bill sets almost $19 million aside to keep those currently in hotels there until May 31. After that, eligibility will narrow.
Author: Lola Duffort
Senate panel advances $190 million child care and parental leave bill
An analyst with the Legislature’s Joint Fiscal Office told lawmakers on Friday that preliminary estimates pegged the combined annual cost of paid leave and child care subsidies at about $190 million in 2025, which would be the first full year of operation.
New Senate housing bill amendments draw opposition from Vermont League of Cities and Towns
A fragile coalition backing the Senate’s omnibus housing bill is beginning to fracture after a panel made new amendments Wednesday that would reduce the scope of proposed exemptions to Act 250.
Sen. Jane Kitchel proposes parental leave and child care deal, sets up showdown with Vermont House
The senator said her amendment would offer 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents, apply to all genders and be available in the case of both births and adoptions.
Vermont Senate Democrats poised to punt full-day pre-K to study
“One of the things that we heard in testimony is how if we took all the 4-year-olds out categorically right away, it would devastate child care facilities,” said Sen. Ginny Lyons, one of the bill’s sponsors.
In housing program, motels named their price. What did Vermont’s most vulnerable get in exchange?
With nowhere else to go — and even fewer rights than a typical renter — Vermonters relying on a state-run program for shelter have had little recourse when they’ve run into poor treatment or conditions.
Lobbying PAC hosts ‘meet and greet’ for Balint campaign
Balint’s campaign manager did not respond to a list of questions sent by VTDigger, except to insist that the event was “not a fundraiser.”
‘Just cause’ eviction proposals pass in Essex and Winooski, fail in Brattleboro
Tenants and activists have argued that “just cause” rights are necessary protections against profit-driven or retaliatory evictions in a white-hot housing market. Some landlords have argued that troublesome tenants are already too difficult to evict.
Final Reading: ‘Fusion’ candidates are in, ‘sore losers’ are out in bill advanced by House
The bill would prohibit someone from running in the general election as an independent if they’d lost a primary that election cycle.
House, Senate negotiators strike emergency housing deal, restricting eligibility after May 31
Discussions about what to do in the short term about Vermont’s emergency housing program in hotels have been underway as part of the Legislature’s annual budget adjustment bill, or H.145, a spending plan passed early during each session to true-up the current fiscal year’s budget.