The Legislature sent Gov. Phil Scott a bill last week that would tax Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven in 2021, but lawmakers say they still plan to revisit the issue later in the session.
A lobbying effort against H.175, which would reform Vermont’s bottle law, has sparked confusion among lawmakers and constituents.
The resolution is a four-page apology letter, “expressing sorrow and regret to all individual Vermonters and their families …”
The budget includes major investments in affordable housing, broadband, clean water projects and the state’s higher education system, thanks to a windfall of federal dollars.
The bill includes new funding for Covid-19-related education and for workforce and economic development initiatives, relying largely on federal aid.
Questions raised about the legislation include how it would be enforced against out-of-state callers.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott said it is imperative to impeach the former president in order to prevent future leaders from undermining the peaceful transition of power.
Michael Schirling used the word, which has both sexist and racist connotations, to characterize a back and forth with Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky, P/D-Essex Town, during a discussion about police use of force Thursday.
A consultant with the Resource Systems Group was fired Thursday, a day after he twice used a racial epithet during a break in the meeting. Lawmakers and the secretary of transportation condemned his behavior.
An infusion of federal dollars is providing the state a “rare opportunity,” Gov. Phil Scott said in his budget speech. But legislative leaders are hoping to stay flexible.