While the earliest date retail cannabis establishments can begin selling their products to the public is still more than a year away, many are getting ready to set up shop.
Lt. Gov. Molly Gray is the only state leader who is actively fundraising ahead of next year’s election, according to the filings released on July 1.
Updated at 4:46 p.m. Gov. Phil Scott on Friday vetoed legislation that would have set up a rental registry, and statewide system to enforce property safety standards. The governor said that the bill, S.79, would “reduce the number of housing options for Vermonters at a time when we are grappling with a critical housing shortage.” […]
An order signed by a state judge Wednesday will give residents experiencing homelessness an additional 14 days to prove that they have a disability before they have to leave hotels and motels.
New eligibility requirements are too narrow, Vermont Legal Aid says, and will leave homeless Vermonters with disabilities without housing after July 1.
Laws affecting the environment, prison reform and property taxes will all kick in Thursday, which also starts a new fiscal year with a $7.32 billion state budget.
The phaseout of the emergency motel program is alarming advocates and community service providers, who say that the transition is too abrupt, and will leave some without a place to live.
Senators voted 20-10 to overturn the governor’s vetoes, thereby giving noncitizens in Winooski and Montpelier the right to vote in local elections.
The bills would give noncitizens voting rights in local elections in Montpelier and Winooski. The Senate votes next on overriding the vetoes.
The governor said the bill “creates more bureaucracy” and expense at the state level: “I don’t think that we’ve fully contemplated how much that will in effect cost us.”