A House bill giving the State of Vermont taking oversight of rental housing away from municipalities has survived crossover. So has the latest gun control bill.
Wilson: Bills give unions more control over state employees
There is in Vermont a mounting frustration and anger of the people over taxes, inflation, cost of schools and education, of law and order in our streets and neighborhoods, rising rents and increased home and land accessibility and cost.
Senate committee OKs childcare bill
A Senate bill passed out of committee goes large on child care funding, and slower on paid family leave – at least slower than a $100 million-plus House bill.
Senate tug-of-war continues over Act 250 housing bill
Key Senate committees are at odds over S100, the Legislature’s signature effort to relieve Vermont’s housing crisis.
No parental OK needed for transgender services under bills passed by House, Senate
Two abortion/transgender services bills passed, one passed by the House and the other by the Senate, take parents out of the decision-making process.
Senate committee reimposes Act 250 housing restrictions
Tuition for religious schools, solutions to the housing shortage, and paid family leave are all up for discussion – and perhaps decisions – by the Legislature this week.
Senate prostitution repeal bill introduced
A Senate bill chooses repeal over reform of the state’s prostitution laws.
Proposed constitutional amendment would ban hard labor
Last year’s constitutional amendment: ban slavery. This year: ban hard labor for convicts.
It’s Baby Sea Turtle Time
Like baby sea turtles that must run a gauntlet of predators before escaping into the sea, hundreds of bills in the Vermont General Assembly face legislative ‘death’ this week – at least for this year.
Bill would ban PFAs in tampons, cosmetics
These products pose increased health risks for women because they are used in close proximity to skin tissue that can more readily absorb chemicals.