A median homeowner in the town of Essex could expect a $340 increase in their property tax bill next fiscal year, according to Daniel Roy, the town’s financial director.
The bill calls for “incremental implementation of Green Mountain Care” starting with publicly financed primary care in the first year, adding preventative dental and vision in the second, with no deductibles or copayments.
The powerful budget-writing House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a $21 million plan that would give the 2,800 Vermonters living in motels a three-month reprieve from being kicked out at the end of March.
Gov. Phil Scott appointed Farzana Leyva to replace Jennifer Barrett, who was appointed as a superior court judge last year.
This week’s hearings mark the Legislature’s first major deliberations over abortion-related policy since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned landmark Roe v. Wade case precedent last summer, eliminating the federal right to an abortion.
The Phil Scott administration is proposing a sale of the Zampieri office building in Burlington, calling it “underutilized.” But an official from the state employees’ union said that news “came as a surprise.”
At a soiree at Caledonia Spirits, guests were offered “a great opportunity to casually connect” with Vermont state senators, for the modest price of $50 to $1,000.
Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Baruth, D/P-Chittenden, said that as of Thursday, in most Senate meeting rooms, the capacity limits imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic have been increased by 50% or more.
Will Anderson beat FaRied Munarsyah in a virtual caucus on Thursday night. Anderson will face Democrat incumbent Joan Shannon in one of five City Council races on Town Meeting Day.
Donnally said in October that serving in the Legislature has been “brutally difficult” for her financially and personally, particularly as a queer person.