At issue is about $71 million in one-time housing money and $9.2 million earmarked for organic dairy farmers, neither of which were included in Gov. Phil Scott’s proposal.
Those who have followed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ political career over the course of more than four decades are familiar with his progressive views. Now, as the new chair of the Senate’s influential Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he holds unprecedented power to make good on his promises.
Several community and labor leaders joined Mayor Miro Weinberger at a press conference on Thursday to condemn a proposed charter change that would create a new community control board over the police department.
As drafted, the proposed system could transfer responsibility for updating property values — the basis for property taxes — from municipalities to the state and require reappraisals on a regular schedule. It would also impose a moratorium on the reappraisals that would otherwise be ordered in two-thirds of Vermont towns this year.
A Northeast Kingdom defense attorney had sought to prevent Farzana Leyva from being sworn in to a four-year term as county prosecutor. But Superior Court Judge Daniel Richardson declined to take immediate action.
The inclusion of full-day pre-kindergarten in public schools is expected to be a major bone of contention for child care advocates because pre-kindergarten vouchers have become a critical subsidy for private child care centers.
Former state senator John Rodgers presented his former colleagues with a printed-out list of 20 proposed regulatory and statutory changes to the state’s cannabis industry.
In a press release on Tuesday night, Mayor Miro Weinberger said a police union contract to provide extra patrols at River Watch Condominiums is “not consistent” with agreed terms with the union.
Legislators are considering two wide-ranging bills that seek to protect abortion access in Vermont. The bills’ size and scope “speaks to the urgency” of the national abortion legal landscape post-Roe, proponents say.
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.