Stowe residents voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to leave the Lamoille South School District, two and a half years after the state forced the town school district to merge with Elmore and Morristown.
Communities took notice when Halifax and Readsboro took advantage of a legal off-ramp to mandatory school district mergers. But the rules may not be as straightforward as they seemed.
Two months into the legislative session, House Speaker Jill Krowinski and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint have strengthened communications between both chambers and with Republican Gov. Phil Scott as the state deals with the Covid-19 crisis and an ailing economy.
The legislation includes $10 million each in grants for businesses and affordable housing, as well as $15 million to improve air quality in schools.
Lawmakers approved a joint resolution Friday calling on the president to resign or to be removed from office in the aftermath of the riots and sacking of Congress perpetrated by his supporters on Wednesday.
Scheuermann, a Republican who’s been in the House since 2006, collected 1,925 votes to beat Democratic challenger Jo Sabel Courtney, who had 1,406.
Legislative races throughout the state will offer new insight into how politics is changing at a local level, through seat counts and the people Vermonters are choosing to represent them.
Jo Sabel Courtney is trying to unseat Rep. Heidi Scheuermann in one of the most competitive legislative races in 2020.
Molly Gray, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, and legislative leaders called on voters Monday to support female Democratic candidates in the general election.
The proposal contains tens of millions of dollars in grants for struggling businesses, and $20 million to provide ‘hazard pay’ for frontline pandemic workers.
The Legislature sent a package of emergency business grants worth $70 million to the Scott’s desk. But he says it isn’t acting fast enough to pass his $400 million economic relief plan.
Scott and the Democrats suggest cannabis taxes could finance the new education initiative.
Tourism operators have created a plan to help them stand out among the many groups vying for state money.
In a recent letter to top donors, the governor asked for financial support and touted his first three years in office.