Once Tom Lovett and Lyle Jepson are confirmed, the Republican governor will have picked every person on the 11-member board.
A tri-partisan consensus around the importance of child care had been emerging before the pandemic, but the coronavirus crisis put the issue in the spotlight.
State officials say too much time is wasted on coordination between agencies instead of providing direct services to kids and families.
The Attorney General’s Office says it will defend any constitutional challenge to the law, which the Legislature enacted by overriding Gov. Scott’s veto. There are rumblings Scott might file a legal challenge unless the Legislature deals with his concerns early next year.
After a spate of cancellations, inns and B&Bs want the state to make clear that people can still visit Vermont.
Neighbors say they feel unheard. Vermont officials say they’re following protocol. What is the state’s role?
Some Democrats say they would support permanently expanding the vote-by-mail system. Others say the move could be prohibitively expensive.
Democrats and Progressives are short one seat for a veto-proof majority.
While the president-elect is no doubt grateful for how energetically the Vermont senator supported him, he also understands that he got nominated because he is not Bernie Sanders.
Scott also said Friday the state should consider sending ballots to every home for Town Meeting Day in March.
“The president disrespected every single American who figured out a way to safely vote amidst the pandemic,” the Republican governor said Friday.
The governor’s overwhelming margin of victory also points up the fact that Zuckerman is not, first and foremost, a Democrat.
Scott, a Republican, was declared the winner over Zuckerman, a Progressive Democrat, according to the Associated Press.
While Covid-19 has changed the way candidates have attempted to reach voters, it is also changing how campaigns will watch as results come in Tuesday.