State Auditor Doug Hoffer has recommended that the Agency of Digital Services take a more active role in evaluating projects’ value.
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Charlotte selectboard questions petition for manager
“What made the petition feel aggressive is because it doesn’t acknowledge the time constraints that we’re under to replace this position,” one selectboard member said.
Hinesburg, Richmond police agreement hits a brief snag
After the towns agreed to share police services, the local police union filed a grievance.
Phil Scott vetoes noncitizen voting in Burlington and voting for 16- and 17-year-olds in Brattleboro
Also on Saturday, the governor allowed H.508, which will expand ranked choice voting in Burlington, to take effect without his signature.
Phil Scott vetoes Vermont’s $8.5B state budget, House Speaker calls for state of emergency
Democrats command supermajorities in both the House and the Senate, but overriding the governor is still expected to be a complicated task, particularly in the lower chamber.
State announces 28-day extension for some in motels
It’s unclear how many people will receive the extra month of shelter. An actual breakdown was not available from state officials on Friday, although minors alone account for nearly 600 of the individuals living in motels.
Gov. Phil Scott signs law nixing many driver’s license suspensions
Starting next month, the DMV will no longer suspend a person’s driving privileges solely because they have not paid the fines for a moving violation.
As motel program winds down for unhoused Vermonters, state looks to out-of-state contractors for solution
The Agency of Human Services on Wednesday released a request for proposals for emergency shelter staffing and services, with the hope of providing up to 1,000 shelter beds statewide.
Miro Weinberger to make 2nd attempt at appointing Jon Murad as Burlington police chief
The Burlington mayor announced Thursday he will propose Acting Chief Jon Murad for the permanent chief’s role at the City Council’s next meeting. Murad was previously voted down in February 2022.
As 2,800 Vermonters prepare to lose their shelter, Democrats blame Phil Scott and plead for donations — to themselves
Anne Sosin, a public health researcher at Dartmouth College who lobbied lawmakers to extend the motel program, called it “obscene” that Democrats would fundraise “off the backs of the thousands of Vermonters they've just voted to un-shelter.”