“We are beginning to see the fruits of investments and critical retirement reforms,” Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce said in a statement Friday.
Scott easily defeated two Republican primary challengers, and Siegel was unopposed in the Democratic race. Mike Pieciak faced no competition to win the Democratic nomination for state treasurer.
Overdose deaths in Vermont, the preventable deaths of our loved ones, have nearly quintupled since 2010. To advocate for more of the same in this environment of accelerating overdose death, in my humble opinion, is near-unethical.
Gov. Phil Scott has yet to appoint a new chair of the Green Mountain Care Board as a contentious and pivotal hospital budget season kicks off.
Statehouse veteran and moderate Republican Joe Benning is up against Gregory Thayer, a former local GOP chair who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot in Washington, D.C. in Vermont’s Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
That’s according to the latest batch of fundraising reports filed Aug. 1 with the Secretary of State’s Office. The reports cover raising and spending for state candidates and political action committees for the month of July.
The poll also suggests Republican Gov. Phil Scott is cruising to reelection. If the election were held today, 60% of respondents said they would back Scott, while 16% said they would vote for Democrat Brenda Siegel.
“This is one of the best bad forecasts that we’ve ever presented,” Tom Kavet, the Legislature’s economist, told the governor and top lawmakers on Thursday.
Approved by Burlington residents in 2014, the charter changes have languished in the Legislature, which, along with the governor, must sign off on them before they are enacted.
The governor announced Morrison’s appointment Thursday morning. She will succeed Michael Schirling, who stepped down from the position last month.
John Quinn, Vermont’s secretary of digital services, was cited with a misdemeanor after police said he blocked in another driver who parked in Quinn’s reserved space. The other driver, accused of repeatedly ramming Quinn’s pickup while trying to exit, was cited with a felony.
Nearly half the money will go toward affordable housing in South Burlington.
64,000 Vermont homes do not have access to a reliable wireline connection. The state aims to connect them to fiber-optic cable by 2026.
$3.5 million in grants will fund nonprofits and businesses around Vermont.