The House passed two of Democrats’ top priority bills last week, but neither had sufficient support to guarantee an override of an anticipated veto.
House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on paid leave. But with the governor’s veto looming, a Progressive-led coalition is attempting to scuttle a potential override vote.
House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe say they are ready to move on paid leave and minimum wage bills as soon as the Legislature is back in session.
People shouldn’t have to choose between their health and getting a paycheck.
Mid-session mop up: Insurance tax penalty nixed; Abortion amendment to constitution OK’d,
VTDigger has published a run down of roll call votes on marijuana, paid leave, a $15 minimum wage and new gun restrictions, including: bump stocks, the magazine ban, a 21-year-old purchase age and background checks.
The Senate leader told advocates “you have to choose your battles politically” and family leave was not his priority right now.
The program would be funded similarly to unemployment insurance.
Paid sick leave passed early in the session. But an independent contractor bill died, the Enterprise Fund was emptied, and a telecommunications bill failed.
News Release — Chroma Technology February 18, 2016 Contact: Angela Earle Gray, HR Director [email protected] or 802-428-2530 Chroma Technology Corp., an employee-owned high tech manufacturer of optical coatings in Bellows Falls, VT, is now offering paid parental leave to mothers and fathers expecting birth babies, the non-biological same sex parent and parents of all genders who […]
News Release — National Federation of Independent Business Feb. 17, 2016 Contact: Kris Jolin Capital Connections, LLC P: 802-223-9160 Capital-connect.com PAID LEAVE HEADS TO SHUMLIN’S DESK DESPITE LAWMAKERS ATTEMPTS TO ADVOCATE FOR SMALL BUSINESS MONTPELIER (February 17, 2016): The state’s leading small business advocacy group, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) watched in horror […]
Reps. Oliver Olsen and Paul Dame objected to what they said is the potential impact of unintended consequences on businesses. They also said the bill leaves “a host of unanswered questions.”
The House didn’t vote on the latest paid sick leave bill, but a committee spent the day batting down amendments.
In the House, the exemption for small companies is back. This time, Rep. Alison Eastman, an independent from Orwell, wants to give businesses with three or fewer workers a pass.