Some of Vermont’s Senate and House districts may look a little different when people head to the polls in 2022.
The bill could be resurrected next month if legislative leaders hold a veto session, but it may have to wait until next year.
The year of Zoom has officially ended — as has this season of Final Reading.
Lawmakers passed a $7.35 billion state budget on Friday and wrapped up their work for the year, ending a legislative session defined by remote work and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Budget talks nearly stalled this week, but on Thursday the House and Senate struck a deal.
Vermont would set up its first-ever certification process for construction contractors under a bill endorsed by a Senate committee Thursday.
When thousands of UVM students walked out of classes earlier this month to demand justice for survivors of sexual assault on campus, senators said it became clear how vital the council’s work might be.
See the latest status of roughly 30 key bills at a glance during the fast-moving final days of the legislative session.
The eugenics movement quickly became focused on sterilization, segregation and institutionalization of any Vermonter deemed less-than, said Sen. Brian Collamore, R-Rutland.
The legislation would allow anyone to possess up to 224 milligrams of the drug, which is prescribed to treat opioid addiction.
Winooski’s request to allow noncitizen residents to vote in local elections won preliminary approval from the Vermont Senate on Friday.
The Joint Fiscal Office has recommended that House members be available to return for a session in October if the Legislature must make decisions about laws passed by Congress.
The new law would say that any person who commits a crime and is motivated “in whole or in part” by a victim’s actual or perceived identity can be charged with a hate crime.
The legislation would immediately invest an additional $12.7 million in Vermont’s child care system, including an extra $5.5 million in child care subsidies for low-income Vermonters.