Climate caucus to hold first meeting Thursday Press pursues Trump bus pandemic risk story Scott signs into law 2021 Town Meeting changes By Guy Page The Vermont Department of Health can’t say […]
Gov. Phil Scott said today he did not recommend language in a Senate bill that would seem to allow Big Marijuana companies to bypass local voters deciding whether marijuana retail stores may operate in their town.
The lesson here is clear. A political party spent several years gaining control of the government and then demanded complete conformity to their ideas. They implemented a concentrated ‘fake news’ machine which relied on the dictum that a lie repeated over and over becomes the truth. Anyone who opposed them were considered undesirable as members of society and were to be deplored and silenced. No dissent of any kind was tolerated.
Tuesday morning, January 19 2021, Marcus Szczecinski of Starksboro hefted an eight-foot-tall cross and spoke and prayed on the steps of the Vermont State House about love, forgiveness, unity and repentance. A knot of well-armed state police stood in the background. A small group of supporters listened as Marcus, a Church at Prison ministry volunteer and lay preacher, prayed and delivered a humble, timely message of relevance to Christians and non-Christians alike.
Vermont State Troopers carrying semi-automatic firearms were joined by Capitol police and other law enforcement Sunday, January 17 at the Vermont State House in Montpelier in anticipation of a rally of armed Trump supporters much-publicized by the FBI. Plenty of press appeared, too. Only the protesters were a no-show.
A Senate bill adding to the commercial cannabis law would require more funding for police training and substance abuse prevention, and would reduce licensing fees for minorities, among other proposed changes.
H67, introduced by Rep. Jim Harrison (R-Killington) would authorize a farmer to seek compensation from the Department of Fish and Wildlife for damage by a black bear to crops, fruit trees, or crop-bearing plants.
Thanks to a best-ever bow season, the final tally for the 2020 deer season will be around 18,000 deer, the second-highest total since 2000. Those deer will provide approximately 3.6 million servings of local, nutritious venison.
Governor Phil Scott recently attacked Vermont GOP leadership for “continu[ing] with what I perceive as white supremacy dominating, racial inequity, and so forth…” That leadership’s sole offense? — refusing to endorse the governor’s call for the President’s resignation. This impugns all Vermont Trump supporters as white supremacists.
Phase two of Vermont’s Covid-19 vaccination program – immunizing people 75 and older – begins next Monday. Here’s a quick look at Covid-by-the-numbers in Vermont.