The bill was attached to a package that would temporarily fund the federal government as part of a “side deal” negotiated between the West Virginia Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in order to win over Manchin’s support for the Inflation Reduction Act.
The candidates vying to lead Vermont for the next two years are set to face off next Wednesday in Burlington at the latest VTDigger debate.
All active registered voters will automatically receive a ballot by mail for this year’s general election. Roughly 440,000 ballots are being sent.
Medicare Advantage plans provide Medicare benefits to retirees through private insurers. These plans often also provide supplemental coverage not offered through traditional Medicare — and at a lower cost — but critics charge that insurers make the numbers work by aggressively denying coverage when seniors file claims.
Mike Doenges, 42, wants to lead in revitalizing the city after decades of population decline. His priorities include creating more housing and attracting new businesses.
Ward 1 resident Jake Shumann announced his intention to run for the East District seat to be decided in a special election on Dec. 6.
According to an analysis conducted by CQ Roll Call, sourced from data compiled by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Vermont saw the second-highest per-capita earmarked dollars from March’s budget omnibus: $321 per person, totaling $207.2 million for the state.
The state plans to begin engaging with service providers and advocates to figure out how to best target those funds. But Doug Farnham, the deputy secretary of the Agency of Administration, emphasized that the new money still wouldn’t be nearly enough to pay out assistance at prior rates.
“We want to welcome as many people as we can into the state. We think that's part of the answer. But we'd like to have a little bit of lead time in order to accomplish that,” the governor said.
About three-quarters of the units have been used to house people exiting homelessness, according to Josh Hanford, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development.