Officials declined to specify the nature of the threat. The airport was closed for hours as authorities investigated.
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Final Reading: Senators consider new fines to prevent ‘stuckages’ in Smugglers Notch
A bill introduced by Sen. Thomas Chittenden, D-Chittenden, would fine GPS navigation providers $2,000 if their systems do not explicitly warn truckers about the size requirements for fitting through Smugglers’ Notch.
Senate committee votes unanimously to advance clean heat standard
The complex piece of legislation, which is projected to drastically reduce emissions that come from heating and cooling Vermont’s buildings, will now move to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Final Reading: State rep lost her job 1 week into the session
Rep. Ashley Bartley’s story highlights the challenge, and potential risk, for employed people who become Vermont lawmakers.
Senate advances spending bill that extends emergency housing through June — but not for all
New eligibility requirements would kick in starting May 31. At that point, only people fleeing domestic violence, families with children, those aged 60 and over, pregnant people, people with disabilities, and certain households that recently lost their housing would remain eligible.
Bill banning paramilitary training camps clears hurdle as governor takes wait-and-see stance
The bill was prompted by the difficulties faced by state officials in addressing Slate Ridge, a “gunfighting” training facility in West Pawlet.
Final Reading: Peter Welch pays a visit to the Statehouse
U.S. Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt., returned to his old stomping grounds under the golden dome, offering dispatches from Washington to the state Senate’s Appropriations and Transportation committees, as well as the House Agriculture Committee.
Bill banning paramilitary training facilities gains support, but questions linger over enforcement
The bill comes in the wake of controversy surrounding Slate Ridge, a “gunfighting” training facility in West Pawlet.
‘Not enough oversight’: Scandals in Vermont sheriffs’ departments spur legislative action
Key state senators are proposing a constitutional amendment that would establish qualifications for sheriffs, on top of a bill that could get rid of sheriffs’ administrative fee for contract work their departments undertake.
Final Reading: Vermont Senate Democrats host ‘spirited’ fundraiser
At a soiree at Caledonia Spirits, guests were offered “a great opportunity to casually connect” with Vermont state senators, for the modest price of $50 to $1,000.
Vermont Senate increases committee room limits in response to newsrooms’ concerns
Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Baruth, D/P-Chittenden, said that as of Thursday, in most Senate meeting rooms, the capacity limits imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic have been increased by 50% or more.
Final Reading: Inside the unofficial Statehouse weather service
In exquisite emails, Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei warns lawmakers and staffers of incoming severe weather.
School meal funding is set to expire this year. Will Vermont lawmakers go back for another helping?
A one-year pilot of free school meals will end in June. Advocates are pushing to make the program permanent.
Final Reading: Scott announced funding to create an emissions plan. But legislators say there’s already a plan in place.
Scott said he has carved out $900,000 for the Climate Office in the Agency of Natural Resources “to do the real planning and analysis we need to reach emissions targets accurately and realistically."