The deal closes a loophole that allowed people to seek asylum when crossing the border at unofficial ports of entry, such as a well-known crossing at Roxham Road in New York state.
Author: Shaun Robinson
Final Reading: Vermont House considers increasing DMV fees
An amendment to this year’s omnibus transportation bill would increase most fees that the DMV charges — for new driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and license plates, among others — by nearly 20%.
Vermont House passes bill that would legalize online sports betting
The Legislature’s Joint Fiscal Office estimates that legal online sports wagering would bring in $2 million in revenue for the state in the 2024 fiscal year.
Despite one senator’s objections, DMV moves toward more flexibility in legislative off-season
A provision in this year’s miscellaneous motor vehicle bill allows the agency to “make reasonable changes” to its policies with only the approval of the Joint Transportation Oversight Committee — which meets when the full Legislature is not in session.
‘Just unfathomable’: Cat rescue community mourns loss of fatal fire victim
Sarah Berger didn’t rescue cats for a living — there was no money in it, anyway — but saving animals was, in many ways, her life’s work.
Auditor: Vermont’s road paving program lacks transparency, accountability
On several recent paving projects, a new report states, VTrans exceeded its initial cost estimates by more than 50% and finished its work up to six years later than it said it would.
Final Reading: Vermont DMV plans to roll out mobile driver’s licenses
This year’s miscellaneous motor vehicle bill includes a measure that would allow Vermonters to put their licenses, learner’s permits and nondriver identification cards on their phones.
UVM men’s, women’s basketball advance to NCAA tournament
This year is just the second in UVM history that the men’s and women’s basketball teams have made the national tournament in the same season.
Jay EMS provider to send spare ambulance to Ukraine
The Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service is partnering with an initiative called US Ambulances for Ukraine to donate one of its vehicles to that country’s war effort.
GOP sues Winooski again over noncitizen voting
The lawsuit, filed Thursday, argues that it’s unconstitutional for noncitizens to vote on school-related issues in Winooski because Vermont’s education system is financed through the state’s education fund.