The bill would ban guns from hospitals, child care facilities and state buildings. It’s not clear whether it has the votes to reach the Senate floor.
The recent commentary by University of Vermont professor and state Sen. Phil Baruth conflates the university’s pandemic response with chronic budget issues that must be addressed regardless of the pandemic.
In the House, 10 of the 14 committees will be led by women; in the Senate, four of 11.
Sen. Becca Balint will be sworn in Jan. 6 as the 82nd Senate president pro tempore, the first woman and the first openly gay person to hold the position in Vermont’s history.
This second round of cuts appears indiscriminate with respect to every factor but random timing – and the administration has hinted that next year will see layoffs equally ill-considered.
The University of Vermont is cutting 23 programs in the College of Arts and Sciences — 12 of its 56 majors, 11 of 63 minors, and four of 10 graduate programs.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of approving the House version of the legislation, which outlines a uniform use-of-force policy for Vermont police officers.
Both Halifax and Readsboro voted to dissolve the district under a statute that predates the consolidation law, leaving the state no option but to agree.
No one’s sure where the state government will come up with at least $23.8 million, but legislative leaders said they’ll figure it out. It could involve cuts in other areas of the state budget.
In Tuesday’s primaries, the verdict on the power of money and television advertising turned out to be mixed.
In a hotly contested Chittenden Senate race, Kesha Ram and Thomas Chittenden secured the two empty seats left by outgoing incumbents.
The 13 Democratic Senate candidates have raised $270,000 in the current election cycle.
We should pass tax-and-regulate this session, and as we do, we can and should designate the bulk of tax-and-regulate proceeds to the Vermont State Colleges.
The House and Senate are at odds over how to help the 19 school districts without budgets.