The lieutenant governor has made her experience a central part of her pitch to voters in this year’s Democratic congressional primary. Critics ask what she’s done for Vermont.
Officials want to eliminate some of the red tape involved in managing the span of Route 36 through the town’s village center.
The committee is expected to cost the state $4.5 million over the next five years. Some senators objected to the structure of the commission, which could involve nearly 50 people on various panels and committees.
The Green Mountain Transit general manager told lawmakers that the $1.4 million set aside for fare-free transit should be enough to allow routes to be restored and rides to stay free at least through the upcoming fiscal year.
The amendment would have allowed 16- and 17-year-olds in Brattleboro to vote and run in municipal elections.
It’s been two weeks since candidates’ filing deadline and, when Secretary of State Jim Condos wrote his lecture, roughly half of Vermont legislators had not yet filed.
The proposal would enshrine most of the temporary cuts instituted earlier this month, impacting LINK service to Montpelier and routes along Shelburne Road and North Avenue in the Burlington area.
There are several sequels coming to the big screen this year, dear reader: Avatar 2, another Top Gun and even Sonic the Hedgehog 2, for those who are so inclined.
And it looks like we get mask battles, the remix. Cheers!
The map garnered unanimous support from the Senate Reapportionment Committee, but some politicos outside the Statehouse take issue with the plan.
One committee member said the town already did its part for the state by hosting a now-closed prison for 200 years.
What’s the best path to a fair verdict?
Both legislative chambers began the session at the start of January remotely due to Covid-19, but the House returned to Montpelier in a hybrid format three weeks later. Save for leadership occasionally coming into the building, senators have been legislating entirely virtually since March 2020.
The Senate approved an amended version of S.30 by a vote of 21-9. The bill would ban the possession of a gun in hospitals and ensure that criminal background checks come back clean before firearms are sold.
Legislators have tried for years to raise Vermont’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. We might see a sequel to that fight this year.