The current version of the bill would require the Vermont Pension Investment Commission to create a plan to divest Vermont’s three statutory pension plans — with a few exemptions — from the fossil fuel industry by 2031.
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Brattleboro’s Harris Hill ski jump rises above tree-tapping thaw
“It’s like sugar season — it takes a lot of work, but you get something special in the end,” Gov. Phil Scott told a crowd of thousands at the annual Presidents Day weekend competition at Vermont’s sole Olympic-size ski jump.
Final Reading: An accusation of retaliation in the Vermont House
Rep. Anne Donahue, R-Northfield, was a vocal opponent of Vermont’s reproductive rights amendment. She believes her advocacy work led to her removal from the House Health Care Committee.
Vermont’s statewide executives, including 3 new faces, sworn in to office
Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, Attorney General Charity Clark, Auditor Doug Hoffer, Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas and Treasurer Mike Pieciak officially commenced their two-year terms Thursday.
Final Reading: In-person legislating, with an asterisk
A new resolution allows for senators to debate, deliberate and vote remotely on a limited, emergency basis through Town Meeting Day.
VTDigger’s Final Reading newsletter returns for 2023 legislative session
Every day the Legislature is working in Montpelier, we deliver the day’s top political news to your inbox.
What to expect in a historic week in Vermont politics
Federal and state lawmakers will take the oath of office later this week, and Gov. Phil Scott is scheduled to deliver his fourth inaugural address. But the real legislative work won’t start for a few more days.
Incoming attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer name their second-in-command
Rob McDougall, Lauren Hibbert and Gavin Boyles are slated to serve as deputies to Vermont’s new statewide officeholders.
Mike Pieciak elected Vermont’s next treasurer
Pieciak is set to become the first openly LGBTQ+ person to lead the office, which oversees the state’s investments, manages its debt and cash flow, issues bonds and administers three public pension systems.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Here’s what you need to know.
Vermonters are voting on federal, state and local races, plus two proposed constitutional amendments.
As Mike Pieciak’s political star rises, his role regulating EB-5 projects looms in the background
The Winooski Democrat has faced little opposition in his bid for state treasurer. But questions remain about his role leading the Department of Financial Regulation’s investigation of the largest fraud in Vermont’s history.
Does Mike Pieciak support divestment? It’s ‘complicated.’
The candidate for Vermont state treasurer supports transitioning the state’s public pension investments away from fossil fuels, he said, but “it just comes down to when and how.”
Mike Pieciak is poised to become Vermont’s next treasurer. And then?
Despite having essentially no competition, the former financial regulation commissioner is campaigning and fundraising vigorously, earning the support of a range of political insiders.
After failing to find an alternative, Vermont GOP re-nominates H. Brooke Paige for state treasurer
The perennial candidate had vowed to rescind his nomination in order for the party to nominate its preferred pick. But when no one else agreed to run, H. Brooke Paige was put forward again for the open statewide post.