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Corrections officers at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport say the State’s decision to vaccinate inmates before it vaccinates prison staff sends a terrible message to the workers and their families and is hurting staff morale.
Life has changed so much in the last year – how I work, travel, and dress. Today I discovered the pandemic – or rather, our leaders’ misguided handling of it – has changed how I vote.
There are many effects, and digging very deep into our psyche, and in ways from which we will never fully recover. What is the most severe punishment for the worst possible deadly criminal? A single month in solitary confinement.
This week, lawmakers are Town Meeting break. Taking advantage of the respite, Vermont Daily looks back at the most-read, most-commented-on news stories from the 2021 Legislature.
There is a proposal making its way through the Vermont House of Representatives to raise and expand Vermont’s bottle deposit law (H.175). The bill would double the cost of a standard bottle deposit from 5 cents to 10 cents.
Vermont residents who live within five miles of another state border may cross state lines into border towns on “essential and necessary” activity, the State of Vermont has announced in what it calls “common sense relief.”
The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) has mailed all-new 1099-G forms to 180,000 recipients, with the final batch in the mail today, according to a DOL statement.
The Vermont House of Representatives today passed ‘Covid Relief Bill’ H315, allocating $79 million in federal and state funding, according to release from the office of the Speaker of the House.
A bill to broaden school vaccine exemptions has been introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives. H.322 proposes to add conscientious and personal belief vaccine exemptions, and to remove coercive language from state vaccine exemption forms.