Phil Scott

Officials: Immigration enforcement could hurt agriculture

“These struggling farmers must worry about staying afloat with the prospect of losing their workforce without warning,” the congressional delegation and others wrote to ICE as three activists await deportation.

Gov. Phil Scott’s public schedule for the week of March 27

Saturday, March 25 10:00 – 11:00 AM Maple Fest 2017 One Brennan Circle, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT Sunday, March 26 No public events scheduled at this time Monday, March 27 10:45 – 11:30 AM Springfield Housing Authority One Mineral Street, Springfield, VT 12:00 – 1:00 PM Governor’s Luncheon at the Hartness House 30 Orchard […]

Senate Finance passes hotel fee over Scott’s veto threat

Sen. Ann Cummings, D-Washington, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said her committee passed a $2-per-night fee on hotel stays knowing full well that Gov. Phil Scott would veto it.

Lawmakers look to bank on TDI money for Lake Champlain cleanup

Lawmakers hope to borrow against future proceeds from Transmission Developers, Inc. and put the money toward the $25 million a year needed for lake clean up.

Vermont House budget writers close gap

Lawmakers found savings across state government from a variety of projected efficiencies, including $2.5 million in cuts to the Agency of Human Services grant program, which distributes more than $100 million a year to 1,200 nonprofits around the state.

UPDATED: Scott names state Supreme Court appointee

The governor chose Vermont Superior Court Judge Karen Russell Carroll to fill the seat that will be vacated by Justice John Dooley at the end of the month.

Advocates look to put Scott on the spot over health care

At a Statehouse rally, speakers decried federal cutbacks and insisted the Republican governor “stand up” against the GOP plan in Congress. Scott said he has been clear in denouncing it.

Rich Nadworny: Marketing Vermont to business owners

My worry with Gov. Scott’s proposed marketing budget is that it hasn’t learned from past experience.

State of Vermont Selected to Participate in National Criminal Justice Reform Project

News Release — Gov. Phil Scott March 13, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley 802-828-6403 rebecca.kelley@vermont.gov Project will support the State in the planning and implementation of more data-driven, evidence-based system reforms Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced the State of Vermont has been selected as one of five states to participate in a national […]

Governor appoints 2 to State Board of Education

John O’Keefe of Manchester and former Sen. John Carroll will replace outgoing Chair Stephan Morse and Vice Chair Sean Marie Oller, sources said.

Margolis: Rubbing elbows in the new, richer Vermont

Vermonters might have to consider the possibility that if thousands of new residents could be wooed, the vast majority might opt for Chittenden County.

Phil Scott’s public schedule for the week of March 18

Governor Phil Scott’s Public Schedule: 3/18/17 – 3/24/17 Saturday, March 18 8:45 – 9:30 AM College Pathways Workshop at St. Michaels College One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 5:45 – 6:15 PM Vermont National Guard and Vermont Police Force Charity Hockey Game Essex High School Hockey Rink, 2 Educational drive, Essex Junction, VT Sunday, March 19 […]

House seeks governor’s help on budget as administration puts gag on agency heads

The public appeal came hours after the administration circulated a memo asking department and agency heads not to work with the Legislature on budget cuts.

Officials give reassurances about validity of immigration bill

Some questioned whether the bill contradicted a letter from the state attorney general’s office issued as towns prepared to consider limiting local involvement in immigration enforcement.