Journalist Auditi Guha bashed communities “full of white people” as “boring” on Twitter on March 15, just two days before VT announced her hiring as a senior editor at VTDigger.
Ross: Electoral College protects democracy
The recurring proposals which endorse eliminating or subverting the Electoral College by some kind of “interstate compact’ is a bad proposal for many reasons. The Electoral College is necessary to help preserve our democracy.
Vax impact on pregnancies “a little premature to answer,” Levine says
While “there has been no known impact at this time” of Covid-19 vaccinations on current or future pregnancies, “it’s a little premature to answer” whether vaccines are positively safe for pregnant women and the children they carry, Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine said at a press conference Tuesday.
Senate to vote April 9 on abortion constitutional amendment
Tuesday the Senate Rules committee met to take the next steps on two proposed amendments to the Vermont Constitution, including Proposal 5 which “seeks to ensure the personal reproductive liberty of every Vermonter,” according to a statement from Senate Pro Tem Becca Balint (D-Windham). Opponents like Vermont Right to Life say it would enshrine in the VT Constitution a right to an abortion.
Citizens, activists speak out at Vermont Liberty Network
Last Saturday, Steve Merrill, a Northeast Kingdom journalist banned from Gov. Scott’s press conferences earlier this year, told the assembled crowd about that experience and his research into Covid-19 vaccines. The longtime host of a NEKTV program recalled how the governor’s aides first accused him of being called a racist by others, then referred to his show as a ‘hobby entertainment’ not worthy of participating in a press conference before banning him. His appeals for reinstatement have been denied.
Ice Out contest scores record guesses, cash prize
NEWPORT — Spring finally made its appearance in Newport this past Saturday, at 4:09 a.m. to be exact.
Barre schools serve all students free breakfast, lunch and dinner
The Barre Unified Union School District announced this week that starting April 1, all students can now access a free meal for dinner. These meals will be handed out to students during […]
Vermont Daily Water Cooler for Tue, Mar 30
Don’t miss breaking news! Vermont Daily Water Cooler is a roundup of important headlines from around the state. Publication Headline Published VT Digger David Flemming: Global Warming Solutions Act may stop Vermont […]
Huff: State must not break pension promises
The current pension proposals seek to shore up the pension plans and reduce annual plan contributions by reneging on the promises made. There is an alternative.
Elected officials: the savers and the big spenders
Former Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman took the nearly $200,000 budget he inherited from then-Lieutenant Governor Scott and increased it by more than 27 percent in a single year. As a result, current Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray inherited a much more favorable budget than was the case just a handful of years ago.