“We’re talking about this because we thought we passed a law saying you can’t do it,” said Sen. Dick Sears, vice chair of the Justice Oversight Committee.
Neither the governor nor the House minority leader showed any inclination to pressure Republicans to allow a rules suspension that would be needed to push a bill through the planned brief veto session.
House Republican leaders have indicated that they are not likely to accept a rules suspension. If they follow through with that threat, they would effectively kill the bill for this year.
The Scott administration will fund construction of town water line extensions if no settlement with the company can be reached and to seek to recoup the costs in court.
If lawmakers agree with the governor on a revised bill, he says he’s open to asking Republicans to allow a procedural move that would let it come up during the brief veto session in June.
He said the legislation does not sufficiently address his concerns about driving safety, youth access and more. But he suggested he might accept a revised version.
It’s too late for the Senate to take up H.170 this year. But the Judiciary Committee chair raised the potential of using a separate House bill — with language the Senate approved — as a vehicle.
Legislation that would create a panel to examine racial disparities in the criminal justice system is headed to the governor’s desk. H.308 cleared its final legislative hurdle Monday when the Senate approved the latest language added to the bill by the House last week. The bill will establish a 13-member panel that will look into […]
Her appointment was questioned over paperwork, and a former member of the regulatory board never got a vote. The Senate president hinted the process may change.
The state board entered “a game of chicken with the Legislature.”
“We don’t need further study to know fentanyl is dangerous,” the mayor said, urging lawmakers to act. But some see issues with the proposed fentanyl-specific statute.
A proposal to create a tax-and-regulate system is poised to come up for a vote Friday, although the senator behind it doesn’t expect it to become law this year.
The governor said documentation of her appointment last year is missing. His lawyer called it “a question that … does jeopardize the proceedings of the Green Mountain Care Board.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed legislation creating a panel to monitor issues of racial disparity in Vermont’s criminal and juvenile justice systems. The bill creates a 13-member panel, which includes five members from communities of color in addition to representatives from the attorney general’s office, the Department for Children and Families and others. The […]