Vermont law previously required that in order to convict someone of a hate crime, prosecutors had to prove the defendant was “maliciously” motivated beyond a reasonable doubt. But in 2021, lawmakers made what one called a “simple” but “powerful” change.
“Over the last four years we have more than doubled our shelter capacity,” Rick DeAngelis, the co-executive director of the Good Samaritan Haven, said. “We estimate that right now, here in Washington County, there are 40 to 50 individuals and families who are living in their car or outside.”
The hike is expected to be driven largely by a likely unprecedented 12% increase in education spending.
Bennington College United has decided to split into three collective bargaining units, paving the way for the school to voluntarily recognize the labor union.