Vermont Superior Court Judge Timothy Tomasi scheduled an expedited hearing for 8:30 a.m. Thursday — the same day the first 800 people are scheduled to be booted from the program.
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Newly signed law seeks more transparency, accountability in Vermont sheriffs’ departments
The measure is lawmakers’ attempt to reform the centuries-old office of county sheriff, from which multiple scandals emerged over the past year.
Phil Scott vetoes bill that would double lawmaker pay by 2027
The governor said it seemed unfair “for legislators to insulate themselves from the very costs they are imposing on their constituents by doubling their own future pay.”
State auditor finds delays and cost overruns in information technology projects
State Auditor Doug Hoffer has recommended that the Agency of Digital Services take a more active role in evaluating projects’ value.
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.