In Vermont, tipped workers’ hourly minimum wage is half that of the standard minimum wage. Legislators who want to raise the tipped wage say the current system makes workers vulnerable to economic instability and workplace harassment.
We must regulate and appropriately tax the business sector to support government institutions. We must be clear about what’s business and what’s a nonprofit mission-driven enterprise. And we must establish clear boundaries.
Welch’s longtime congressional aide and chief of staff of three years, Patrick Satalin, is departing the office.
“This is not a radical idea. It's a very conservative idea,” Sanders said in a floor speech on Thursday, making a final plea to his colleagues.
The Vermont independent said he would block a Senate vote to impose a tentative contract agreement unless the chamber also takes up a measure to include paid sick days for workers.
Interracial and same-sex marriage are both legal nationwide thanks to two landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions. But Congress has never codified those marriage rights into law, and Supreme Court case precedents are vulnerable to reversal.
John R. Potter will succeed Octavian “Yoshi” Manale, who resigned in May after only five months on the job.
George Contois, a part-time deputy in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, will replace Bill Bohnyak, who’s been the sheriff since 2006. Rep. Art Peterson, R-Clarendon, held on following a recount called by challenger Dave Potter, a Democrat.
In a letter to the Selectboard earlier this month, the zoning administrator attributed his departure to the mistreatment of town employees by “a very abusive and outspoken group of residents” who have made the town office “an incredibly hostile environment.”
East District residents will vote on Dec. 6 to fill the seat vacated by Jack Hanson. The three candidates vying for the role have sought to draw distinctions based on their own housing experiences.