A Vermont State Trooper has been suspended without pay, pending further possible discipline, for social media posts that “appear to support the criminal insurgency that occurred yesterday at the U.S. Capitol,” Public Safety Commissioner Michael Schirling said today.
“None of us really knew what was going on,” he said. “…A capitol police officer made an announcement that protestors were actually in the capitol. I was very, very surprised… that they got in. It’s very secure. We were concerned…about the level of enforcement. Then we started hearing noises. We were told to put on our gas masks.”
Rep. Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier) has been named chair of the House Appropriations Committee, succeeding retired chair Kitty Toll of Danville. Appropriations prepares the state budget bill, a/k/a the “big bill.” Hooper is a former mayor of Montpelier.
New House bills eliminate vax parental consent, allow silencers on hunting rifles, change Town Meeting voting
New legislation would:
Eliminate parental consent for age 16-18 vaccination
Change Town Meeting voting law re: pandemic
Fund mental health workers for police departments
Require universal home visits for families with newborns
Eliminate conflicts of interest among Climate Council members
Tax candy and sugared drinks
Provide free breakfast and lunch for all public school students
Allow hunters to use noise suppressors on their firearms
The following statement was released this evening by Rebecca Kelley, Office of the Governor OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ON RIOTERS IN THE U.S. CAPITOL Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott […]
A handful of Vermonters gathered last month to produce a video re-enactment of the Constitutional Convention. In “Article V – Why a Convention of States,” things get hairy after the Founding Fathers are granted a look into the future about the pitfalls and temptations of unrestrained Big Government.
The Vermont House of Representatives this morning elected Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) Speaker of the 2021-2022 biennium by 138-7 vote. “The 2021 session will be remembered as the Coronavirus Recovery Session,” she said in acceptance speech.
NEWPORT — A group of Vermont parents are suing the state and local school districts over unequal access to education under the state’s 150-year-old Town Tuitioning system.
Vermonters unable to attend “Stop The Steal” Rally in Washington, are invited to a similar event noon Wednesday at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.