Today’s News: December 1, 2020
The scandal involves the state’s largest municipal solid waste management entity, the Chittenden Solid Waste District, illegally dumping tens of thousands of tons of glass contaminated with plastics, organic materials and metal.
Gov. Scott hopes to relax restrictions as Vermonters become vaccinated, he said at today’s press conference. And Commissioner Mark Levine insists a worshipper at New Hope Bible Church in Irasburg has tested positive – despite media reports to the contrary.
At least nine Vermont school and supervisory union districts reportedly held in-person learning Monday and did not ask children if they were part of multi-household gatherings over the Thanksgiving vacation.
Only 17% of fulltime students enrolled in Vermont’s two-year degree programs graduate in two years, according to a Vermont Student Assistance Corp. summer 2020 study.
A banner raised Sunday morning to protest liability exemption for the Covid-19 vaccine was removed by state workers this afternoon in accordance with state guidelines.
Not discussed are the huge – for Vermont – benefits shoveled out to the renewable industrial complex: feed in tariffs, standard offer, production tax credits, sales tax exemptions, bonus depreciation, free use of the highways by subsidized electric vehicles, and the Renewable Portfolio Standard that requires utilities to buy high-priced electricity from wind and solar producers.
Vermont’s fiscal experts will brief all legislators on the state’s economic and fiscal condition at an all-legislators’ meeting via zoom 9:30 AM, Dec. 3, according to the Vermont Legislature’s website.