21,000 Vermonters signed up Monday for Covid-19 vaccination on the first day of the 75 and over registration. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing.
All but two votes cast thus far by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives have addressed the removal of office and/or impeachment of President Donald Trump, according to a review of the Vermont congressman’s voting record on http://www.clerk.house.gov. In each case he has voted against Trump and with the Democratic majority.
Governor Phil Scott Tuesday delivered his fifth budget address to the General Assembly, presenting a balanced budget that, with the help of federal stimulus, includes $210 million in bold new investments to strengthen the economy, create more and better paying jobs, and address big priorities, like downtown revitalization, infrastructure, broadband and climate change. All without raising taxes or existing fees or cutting essential services.
Being the Senate’s president pro tempore, Leahy is now third in line to the presidency. The president pro tempore has historically presided over Senate impeachment trials of non-presidents.
Bills related to prison sentencing and transition have been introduced into the Vermont Legislature.
He’s hearing it from the left and from the right: Phil Scott should leave the Vermont GOP.
The State of Vermont should tax fossil fuels to fund carbon reduction programs required by carbon reduction mandates, a Jan. 15 report by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recommends. Estimated annual revenue from three proposed revenue sources would total $78 million.
In the second week of the new Vermont Daily video production, “The Ericka Redic Show,” host Ericka Redic reports on S30, a bill to ban carrying firearms in some public places. Its sponsor says it’s more necessary than ever because of more and more gun-toting citizens don’t want to wear masks and are intimidating those who ask them to do so.
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The feds sent little Vermont $4.8 billion dollars. That comes to $7,729 per person. That sum puts Vermont second among the 50 states, trailing only New York, which got $7,840 per person. Even so, the state budget department is projecting a $180 million General Fund shortfall for next year.