Before a change last week, the benefit for the paid family and medical leave bill would have exceeded the worker’s paycheck.
GOP reps slam lack of equity in condom ‘stealthing’ ban
The Party of Equity decided it’s not an issue when it comes to deceptive contraceptive practices, Republicans charged Friday.
Renewed THC potency bill stirs the pot in Senate
The chair of the Cannabis ‘Control’ Board is taking the marijuana industry’s side on raising the THC potency cap. A medical advocate said, “We know that we are speaking against an industry, and this is a billion-dollar industry, and similar to big tobacco they’re huge and it’s very difficult for lawmakers to vote against them. It’s very difficult for people to not want that revenue.”
Child care pricetag unclear
Child care funding was supposed to be a top priority for the 2023 Legislature. Now a key Senate committee is in the dark about what it all will cost.
House heavyweight backs VT “regenerative economy” overhaul by 2046
The bill would create People’s Assemblies to write a Regenerative Economy Roadmap that would make Vermont a 90% Regenerative Economy by 2046.
Agency of Education won’t support public schools’ move against private school tuition
“We do not support S.66. It would significantly alter the independent school landscape in Vermont,” Agency of Education Secretary Dan French said.
Reduce power from Hydro-Quebec, new bill proposes
A strong supporter of Vermont’s renewable power industry has introduced a bill to require utilities to buy less and less power from Hydro-Quebec every year.
Affordable Heating Act gets two-year checkback
This year’s big Climate Bill now has a required two-year study.
Condoms-only contraception stealth bill passes committee
Rodent’s posteriors came into play in a lively committee discussion about a condom stealth bill.
Transgender shield bill goes to Senate vote this week
Despite the radical reassessment of ‘transitioning’ taking place in Europe, a Vermont law would shield service providers from legal consequences and require Vermonters to pay for ‘gender-affirming services’ via Medicaid and other health insurers.