Phil Scott

Scott says he’s found right person for DEC chief at last

She’s Emily Boedecker, most recently of the nonprofit group Local Motion. The governor also filled a job that remained open at the Public Service Department.

Brigham milestone finds school funding under new pressure

Twenty years after the case that led to a new finance system, the fundamental commitment to equity is being debated as taxpayers look for relief and the governor envisions changes.

Montford Point marine honored in Montpelier

Boone was a member of one of the first groups of black Marines to receive training at Camp LeJeune.

Jack Hoffman: General fund budget gap? What gap?

The budget conversation in Montpelier should shift away from “the gap” and more toward to the purpose of raising and spending public money.

Will Patten: Outdated school assumptions

The governor mused that, were we to have an opportunity to design an ideal education system from scratch, it was unlikely to look anything like what we have today.

Gov. Phil Scott’s Public Schedule: Feb. 18-25, 2017

News Release — Gov. Phil Scott Feb. 17, 2017 Contact: Ethan Latour [email protected] Governor Phil Scott’s Public Schedule: 2/18/17 – 2/25/17 Saturday, February 18 10:30 – 11:15 AM St. Albans Dairy Cooperative’s 98th Annual Meeting St. Albans Town Educational Center, 169 S. Main Street, St. Albans, VT 12:30 – 1:00 PM VAST (Vermont Association of […]

Scott ‘resistant’ to using Vermont National Guard for deportations

The governor says the state has an obligation to help refugees.

Senate committee advances bill challenging Trump immigration orders

The bill is expected to be on the Senate floor next week. It would require approval by the governor for state and local police to participate in federal immigration raids and ban formation of registries based on religion.

Scott pitches affordable housing initiatives

The proposals include a $35 million bond to finance affordable housing projects, widening two tax programs and allowing some housing projects to skip Act 250 review.

Scott looks to deepen relationship with Quebec

The governor said he is confident the North American Free Trade Agreement would remain largely unchanged.

Scott, Quebec premier convene for talks on trade, immigration issues

State businesses sell $5 billion worth of goods in Quebec each year; the province is Vermont’s largest trading partner.

Scott releases EB-5 records; Feds threatened to shut down state program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services demanded answers from the state about oversight of the Jay Peak projects.

Two Senate committees endorse new tech agency

Gov. Phil Scott’s plan to create an Agency of Digital Services was one of three executive orders he signed last month. Either body of the Legislature can veto it.

Senate confirms three members of Scott administration

Senators confirmed Michael Schirling as secretary of commerce and community development with strong support Tuesday. Gov. Phil Scott’s appointment of Schirling was confirmed by a vote of 29 in favor, none opposed. Sen. Philip Baruth, D-Chittenden, introduced Schirling on the floor, praising his achievements in technology and law enforcement. “He has had two fantastically successful […]