"This is not the way I wanted it to go at all,” the former staffer told VTDigger. “But I'm pretty disturbed by the fact that she's a champion for all these things and helping people but then she can't pay her campaign staff."
At her fingertips this biennium will be a historic, veto-proof Democratic House majority. But she will also have to contend with a large crop of rookie lawmakers and tighter budget constraints.
Longtime U.S. House aide Megan Garcia will serve as the first-term U.S. representative-elect’s chief of staff, and David Scherr will serve as state director.
In Vermont, tipped workers’ hourly minimum wage is half that of the standard minimum wage. Legislators who want to raise the tipped wage say the current system makes workers vulnerable to economic instability and workplace harassment.
Welch’s longtime congressional aide and chief of staff of three years, Patrick Satalin, is departing the office.
“This is not a radical idea. It's a very conservative idea,” Sanders said in a floor speech on Thursday, making a final plea to his colleagues.
Interracial and same-sex marriage are both legal nationwide thanks to two landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions. But Congress has never codified those marriage rights into law, and Supreme Court case precedents are vulnerable to reversal.
Thanks to federal Covid relief funds, Vermont businesses, nonprofits and municipalities can now apply for funding to help cover the costs of capital improvements and expansions.
Vermont Republicans lost all but one statewide contest, did not pick up any state Senate seats and lost ground in the state House.
Beginning on Jan. 1, Vermont’s minimum wage will increase from $12.55 to $13.18 per hour.