Local residents have criticized state officials for their lack of response to activities at the firearms training facility in West Pawlet.
The trooper had been suspended without pay, a move that had drawn both praise and condemnation last week.
The surge medical site at the Champlain Valley Expo was taken down after the pandemic eased in the spring. In a matter of days, it will be rebuilt — though it’s still only a precautionary measure, say state officials.
Neighbors say they feel unheard. Vermont officials say they’re following protocol. What is the state’s role?
The legislation also includes a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by police.
The storm was expected to arrive late Tuesday afternoon and exit the state around midnight.
Camp officials are working with the state to find arrangements for 50 to 100 campers.
The upper chamber unanimously passed two law enforcement reform bills while the House took testimony. Some activists want lawmakers to slow down.
The policing reform bill, S.219, is currently being considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where a vote is expected to take place Friday.
A bill that would raise the standard for the use of deadly force by law enforcement in the state hasn’t moved beyond a hearing this session. Supporters of the legislation say now is the time to advance it.
The governor also asked protesters in Vermont to maintain peace and safety, and announced the creation of a racial equity task force in the state.
The designation means those workers and drivers are eligible for free child care through April 6 at the school-based child care centers that the state is setting up.
Vermont’s public safety commissioner and attorney general call for lawmakers to go slow before adopting a policy similar to one in California, considered the toughest in the nation.
The governor also announced Monday that Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle would succeed Schirling as commerce secretary.