Spokesperson Jason Maulucci told VTDigger on Friday that the Governor’s Office is watching as lawmakers scale back some of Gov. Phil Scott’s highest priority items.
Tag: Final Reading 2023
Final Reading: House advances paid family leave
The legislation would enact one of the most generous paid family and medical leave programs in the country, but the price tag is significant.
Final Reading: Lawmakers consider limiting private schools’ ability to turn away students
The bill would impose new regulations on independent schools that accept public tuition money.
Final Reading: Phil Scott knocks changes to Senate housing bill
The governor stopped short of threatening a veto, saying “I think that we need to make sure that we give legislators the ability to make changes.”
Final Reading: Many bills made it across the crossover threshold. Some did not.
Friday was the deadline for bills to clear their committee of origin. Those that didn’t are unlikely to become law this session.
Final Reading: Advocates look to decriminalize sex work
“Our laws should protect people, not push them further toward the margins of our society,” Sen. Becca White said at a press conference calling on Vermont to decriminalize sex work.
Final Reading: Vermont DMV plans to roll out mobile driver’s licenses
This year’s miscellaneous motor vehicle bill includes a measure that would allow Vermonters to put their licenses, learner’s permits and nondriver identification cards on their phones.
Final Reading: Stakeholders scramble to compromise on fossil fuel divestment
The current version of the bill would require the Vermont Pension Investment Commission to create a plan to divest Vermont’s three statutory pension plans — with a few exemptions — from the fossil fuel industry by 2031.
Final Reading: Poetry, cat care and constituent work on lawmakers’ agendas for Town Meeting break
The legislative session’s midway Town Meeting break marks a brief respite before legislators return to a flurry of activity leading up to Crossover Day.
Final Reading: ‘Fusion’ candidates are in, ‘sore losers’ are out in bill advanced by House
The bill would prohibit someone from running in the general election as an independent if they’d lost a primary that election cycle.