“We need to be there for them,” Deml said, choking up, “and we’re not doing a good enough job.”
But for the time being, Vermont is doing a better job than any other state at providing some kind of shelter to those who are unhoused.
The first-term U.S. representative will serve on the House’s oversight and budget committees for the 118th Congress.
Some 175 of the state’s 247 cities and towns are preparing to return to shoulder-to-shoulder decision making this March — about the same number that opted for pandemic-safe ballots or warm-weather proceedings the past two years, according to a VTDigger survey.
U.S. Rep. Becca Balint and U.S. Sen. Peter Welch, both Vermont Democrats elected in November, received donations from former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, who has since been charged with campaign finance fraud and other crimes.
According to the Vermont State Employees’ Association, which represents workers across the state’s corrections system, 66 of 68 staff security workers at the Northern State Correctional Facility signed onto the letter of no confidence.
Champlain Housing Trust plans to start moving people into the Elmwood Avenue emergency shelters on Tuesday. Officials expect the community to be at capacity — 35 residents — by the end of the month.
Once considered a rising Republican star, Parent opted not to seek reelection this past fall, and is now working for Leonine Public Affairs.
As it’s currently written, Proposal 1 seeks to establish qualifications for Vermont sheriffs, following a series of scandals during the past year.
Two defense attorneys levied sharp criticism of Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. Testimony was cut short, so she is expected to offer her response to lawmakers next week.