Phil Scott

Shayne Spence: A Republican support of legalizing marijuana

There is so much to be gained from supporting legalization, and so little to lose.

Gov. Phil Scott’s public appearance schedule for the week of April 29

Governor Phil Scott’s Public Schedule: 4/29/17 – 5/5/17 Saturday, April 29 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thunder Road Car Show Downtown Barre, VT Sunday, April 30 No public events scheduled Monday, May 1 10:30 – 11:00 AM Bradley House Revival Groundbreaking Ceremony Bradley House, 65 Harris Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 12:00 – 1:15 PM Brattleboro Chamber […]

Eileen Peltier: Supporting the governor’s housing bond

At Downstreet we often say that housing provides the first critical need for security and stability, but it is not enough.

Senate OKs property tax increase

If the bill passes as is, the commercial property tax rate will go up by 3 cents this year.

Phil Scott: We must act now for significant savings

We can save up to $26 million per year while preserving high quality health care coverage for school employees, and without asking them to pay more.

Senate confirms Lunge to GMCB amid procedural questions

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.

Vermont Democratic Party: Scott’s Education Proposal — Corporal Punishment for Teachers

News Release — Vermont Democratic Party April 26, 2017 Contact: Conor Casey, VDP Executive Director (802)-229-1783 [email protected] Montpelier, VT – After directing his staff not to assist Appropriations Committee members in drafting the FY18 Budget this legislative session, Governor Scott is suiting up in the fourth quarter to introduce a plan equally as far-fetched as […]

Justice’s swearing-in marks both personal, historic milestones

The high court is now majority-female, although new Justice Karen Russell Carroll suggested what matters more is her trial court experience.

Scott predicts $26M savings from statewide teacher health plan

His proposal “goes hand in hand” with the budget bill, he said, although Senate leaders responded that the idea came too late.

Senators plan to challenge Scott with fee for housing bond

Sen. Michael Sirotkin will propose a hotel occupancy fee on the Senate floor despite repeated threats from the governor to veto any budget that raises taxes or fees.

Teacher retirement proposal stumps Finance Committee

A delay in finalizing the education finance bill leaves an $8 million hole, for now, in the state budget. “You don’t put cost into the ed fund lightly,” Sen. Ann Cummings said.

Head of new digital services agency named

Gov. Phil Scott on Monday appointed the head of a new agency that deals with digital services. John Quinn was named secretary of digital services and chief information officer. Quinn will lead the newly formed Agency of Digital Services, created as part of Scott’s effort to modernize state government. The agency replaced the Department of […]

Vermont Mayors, Housing Leaders Support Governor’s $35 Million Housing Revenue Bond

News Release — Vermont Mayors Coalition April 20, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Burlington, VT – The Vermont Mayors Coalition today announced strong support for Governor Phil Scott’s $35 million Housing Revenue Bond, which is currently under consideration by the legislature. “Our enthusiasm for the bond and the other elements of the housing proposal (including […]

Pallito to take job with Green Mountain Care Board

He is leaving the administration, where he is Gov. Phil Scott’s chief budget writer, but said he “absolutely” felt welcome to stay on if he chose.