The Senate Education Committee was briefed this week on the school choice policy impacts of Espinoza v. Montana in which the U.S. Supreme Court last year determined that religious schools shall not be excluded from public tuition dollars under federal law.
TROY — Authorities say a snowmobile was the cause of a fire that destroyed a covered bridge in Troy this morning, according to a report in the Newport Dispatch.
At noon on February 14, supporters of the U.S. Constitution will gather at the Vermont State House lawn for the third in a series of rallies to celebrate the Bill of Rights. Ratified in 1868, the fourteenth amendment secured liberties to newly-emancipated slaves, guaranteeing all citizens “equal protection under the law”.
Ismay’s said, “So let me say that again, 60% of our emissions that need to be reduced come from you, the person across the street, the senior on fixed income, right… there is no bad guy left, at least in Massachusetts to point the finger at, to turn the screws on, and you know, to break their will, so they stop emitting. That’s you. We have to break your will. Right, I can’t even say that publicly….”
At the January 25 Vermont Climate Council meeting, members can be seen nodding their heads in apparent agreement as the Massachusetts climate czar tells them his plans to “turn the screws” on ordinary people, including senior citizens on fixed incomes, and “break their will.”
Yesterday the VTGOP launched a petition to stop an expansion of the sales tax on to services like haircuts, auto repairs, home renovations, even child care and tuition payments, Party Chair Deb Billado said.
Ron Lawrence: This calls into question our Governor’s support for the Party to which he claims to belong. It certainly calls into question his leadership and devotion to uniting the Party. And, it calls into question his personal character. What kind of person engages in this sort of smear tactic—except only silence his opposition?
But the pandemic has not been kind to Vermont small businesses, especially the large hospitality sector. In the fourth quarter of 2019, economic growth in Vermont surpassed the nation’s. But due to the pandemic and its State of Emergency restrictions, by April 2020 unemployment was 15.6% – almost a point above the national average.
The kickoff rally for the annual 40 Days for Life will be held 3 pm, Sunday, February 14 on the sidewalk right-of-way near the Barre Planned Parenthood clinic on Washington Street.
A new Vermont House member disputes a veteran senator’s claim that communities should be able to decide by next March whether to ask voters if a retail marijuana store is a good fit.