The race for a third spot in the Chittenden Central district remained too close to call.
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Mental health crisis continues to affect Vermont youth despite high national ranking for child well-being
A recent report found decreases in education and health factors among Vermont youth.
Lawmakers extend pandemic rule protecting Vermonters from Covid-19 medical expenses
“The rule is intended to extend any treatment of Covid diagnostic testing, treatment and prevention of Covid as a service which will be delivered at cost share to policyholders.”
Lawmakers advance plans for new juvenile treatment center
Key legislative panels have advanced to replace the state-run juvenile detention center in Essex with a privately run facility in Newbury.
Legislators act to preserve net neutrality
Bills pending before the House and the Senate would protect public access to internet services in Vermont.
Deal would redirect tax revenue from lake cleanup to housing
The agreement between the governor and legislative leaders comes after prolonged talks on how to pay for a $35 million housing bond. An environmental group blasted the deal as “shameful.”
Senate Finance may pass language on medical pay parity
The committee is looking at forcing insurance companies to pay independent doctors and hospital-employed doctors equitably. The language would be attached to H.29.
Workers’ compensation expansion getting chance in Senate
The Senate plans to use a procedural move to pass H.197, which would extend mental health coverage. Senate President Tim Ashe rejected concerns raised about costs.
Committee looks at bill to restore Internet privacy protections
The bill seeks to force Internet service providers to ask customers’ permission before selling their personal information. The president just signed a law to eliminate that requirement.
Legislation aims to restart carbon-pricing discussion
The bill would authorize the governor to enter into a cap-and-trade program. It’s a different approach from the carbon tax that stalled last year.