After debating the issue for most of the year, the council approved a map that lays out the configuration of the city’s wards. Voters would need to sign off on the plan on Town Meeting Day for it to take effect.
Mayor David Allaire, who battled cancer two years ago, is the second person to declare his candidacy to lead Vermont’s fifth-largest municipality.
At her fingertips this biennium will be a historic, veto-proof Democratic House majority. But she will also have to contend with a large crop of rookie lawmakers and tighter budget constraints.
Longtime U.S. House aide Megan Garcia will serve as the first-term U.S. representative-elect’s chief of staff, and David Scherr will serve as state director.
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.