Scott to sign Ukraine assistance bill Tuesday at Freedom & Unity Vigil

Stolichnaya Russian vodka ad, credit logodix.com

Governor Phil Scott, legislative leaders, and others will hold a Freedom & Unity Vigil on the State House steps 6:30 pm Tuesday evening to show support for the people of Ukraine.

Following remarks, Governor Scott will sign into law H.717, An act relating to providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine.

Scheduled attendees include Governor Phil Scott, Congressman Peter Welch, House Speaker Jill Krowinski, Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint, Lt. Governor Molly Gray, Republican, Democratic, and independent lawmakers, members of the public and more.

Members of the public are encouraged to join and bring candles or lights.

H717 was introduced Tuesday and swiftly passed by the Legislature. It allocates $644,826 from the General Fund to provide one or more grants to be used for humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine. This sum is derived from $643,077, which equals one dollar for each Vermont resident per the 2020 Census; and $1,749, which equals the total amount of funds collected by the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery from sales of Russian-sourced products between February 24 and March 2.

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  1. OMG! We don’t need that money for road repairs, pension funds, helping destitute Vermonters, or helping homeless vets as much as Ukraine does. Billions will pour in world-wide but Vermont has to do its part. So sick of being a Vermonter.

  2. Grandstanding like this should be outlawed.
    Optics over any REAL action for Vermonters.
    Minding the beam in our own eye would seem to be the Occam’s Razor move right now.
    But I’m just a conscious human being who knows I am God’s child.
    And act to deserve and preserve it.
    Scott reveals day after day what a PUPPET he is of the NWO.

  3. Russian products should be removed from Vermont Liquor Stores and Vermont Bars and Restaurants not just for a few days but forever. New Hampshire has removed Russian produced beverages completely by order of the N.H. Governor. Vermont Legislator members would suffer without their Russian Vodka.

    • The legislators don’t want to lose their money *from the Tax on liquor !!! God forbid they should lose a $.. They are all greedyyou know what..

  4. I like seeing a headline saying gasoline is $5 in Johnson and another headline Gov Scott signs bill sending taxpayer money to the Ukraine. Would this constitute taxation without representation? We have no representation. We have no State. Welcome to the New World Order folks. Vermont is captured and we are prisoners of war.

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