Schirling said “there is confidence” that individuals affiliated with right-wing extremist groups — including the Proud Boys, Oathkeepers, the Boogaloo Movement and Three-percenters — are present in Vermont.
Lawmakers, who had discussed but took no action on both the measures last session, said they will review the changes. They have 90 days to reject the orders.
So far, none of the messages lawmakers have received have risen to the level of what police would deem a “threat or criminal behavior.”
“The intention here is to give that flexibility for towns to be able to either move their date of their annual meeting, or to decide to mail ballots to voters.”
These advisers play an essential Statehouse role in supporting the speaker, pro tem and lieutenant governor.
In the House, 10 of the 14 committees will be led by women; in the Senate, four of 11.
At the start of his third term, the governor expressed optimism in the face of health, economic and civic crises. Scott also unveiled plans to return students to in-person learning before summer.
Sanders campaigned for the position after Biden won the election in November. But the president-elect is expected to pick Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for the job.
“Enough is enough. President Trump should resign or be removed from office by his Cabinet, or by the Congress,” said Gov. Phil Scott.
For the first time in state history, both chambers of the Vermont Legislature are being led by women.