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Vermont Business Magazine One of the most influential members of the state Senate will now lead one of the state's most complex and important regulatory ...
Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Health Network has named Eric Miller as the Network's deputy general counsel and senior advisor.
The Vermont DMV is not alone. government agencies have facial-recognition programs in at least 36 states, and, in all but three, lawmakers never voted to approve them.
It made modest investments to grow our economy with particular attention to small businesses and rural Vermont. It funded all of our on-going obligations including fighting opioids and continued support an expanded judicial system to help children and ...
A Vermont state senator and an executive with the Burlington-based business Seventh Generation, Inc., have been appointed to the board that regulates health care in the state.
Vermont's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been using a facial recognition program since 2012, in contravention of the state's laws, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is vetoing a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state and is sending it back to the legislature with suggestions for changes.
While his banking background had led to appointed positions in the national government including Minister of the economy, when he decided just a year ago to set up a new political party and run for President, mainstream politicians dismissed him ...
As if with one firm voice, the journalistic and good-government communities of New England have proclaimed their unease over a recent Vermont Superior Court decision and the dire consequences that would ensue if that decision is not overturned on ...
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he still hasn't decided whether he will allow the state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but he won't allow the bill to become law without his signature.
With broad bipartisan support, Vermont lawmakers passed a law that limits police involvement with the federal government and gives the governor the power to sign off on agreements for officers to do federal immigration duties. Scott, one of the backers ...
The Vermont human rights Commission has sided with a man who was asked to leave a convenience store and deli because of his service dog, Snoopy.
With broad bipartisan support, Vermont lawmakers passed a law that limits police involvement with the federal government and gives the governor the power to sign off on agreements for officers to do federal immigration duties. Scott, one of the backers ...
journalist and author James Fallows is delivering the address at the University of Vermont's 216th commencement ceremony today.
KYLE: THAT'S RIGHT DARREN, THERE IS A COMMISSION AS PART OF THIS BILL THAT WOULD LOOK AT HOW TO TRANSITION Vermont FROM THIS MODEL THAT IS BEFORE THE GOVERNOR, WHERE POSSESSION WOULD BE ALLOWED, ...
Seeking documents from state government, however, has become increasingly difficult. Officials refused, for example, to give us records or answer questions about the status of the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center in the wake of allegations of fraud at Jay ...
With broad bipartisan support, Vermont lawmakers passed a law that limits police involvement with the federal government and gives the governor the power to sign off on agreements for officers to do federal immigration duties. Scott, one of the backers ...
If there is no budget by July 1st, the start of Vermont's fiscal year, there could be shutdown of state government. Johnson said the legislature would likely pass several short-term resolutions to maintain operation and to avoid a shutdown while ...
Sectors with a notable percent decrease include: Real Estate, Rental & Leasing (-100 jobs or -3.4%), Administrative & Waste Services (-200 jobs or -1.8%), and Local government (-400 jobs or -1.3%). Overall, Vermont's unemployment rate was tied for ...
A budget impasse in Montpelier has left the Vermont government on the brink of a shutdown. Despite that, the governor says a deal isn't off the table just yet.
The federal government has agreed, in return, not to prosecute Canney in Vermont on any other potential crimes known to Federal Prosecutors at the time of the agreement, dating back to 2010.
Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General Donovan joined 51 Attorneys General as a signatory on a letter The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent yesterday to the U.S.
Charlie Baker are calling on the federal government to continue its efforts to address climate change. In a letter addressed to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the two Republican governors said climate change is causing extreme weather which is making ...
In February, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned President Barack Obama's directives for the federal government to curtail use of private prisons - and, last week, ordered Federal Prosecutors to seek maximum sentences for drug offenders ...
With a gubernatorial veto becoming more likely - and with the current budget set to expire in 44 days - Vermont officials face a question they've never before had to answer: What if the state doesn't have a new budget in place by June 30, the last ...
Editor's note: This commentary is by Don Keelan, a certified public accountant and resident of Arlington. The piece first appeared in the Bennington Banner.
The purpose of Vermont's public records law is to ensure government officials don't conduct public business in secrecy, except in certain circumstances that are spelled out by the law.
Theoretically, the federal government will at some point take custody of that fuel and move it out of Vermont. U.S. Department of Energy representatives already have visited the Vernon plant to examine the suitability of local rail lines for ...
"Whatever we can do to make sure that Vermonters have faith and trust in their government again," Scott said at a news conference earlier this year.
Anthony Pollina is the lead sponsor of the bill. Pollina says public confidence in state government is very low and he thinks the creation of an ethics commission will help deal with this situation.
ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - Vermont police have arrested a man who acknowledged growing marijuana to prepare for possible statewide legalization of the drug.
The bill to create a State Ethics Commission took a key step forward Tuesday with approval from the House government Operations Committee.
Vermont cancer advocates, survivors and care givers recently visited the Statehouse to encourage legislation that could help reduce the rate of cancer within the ...
The state of Vermont issued an emergency order that took effect Monday allowing quicker public access to newly filed civil lawsuits.
The Vermont Senate is gearing up for a debate on the state's nearly $6 billion budget.
Vermont's finance chief plans to step down by the end of this fiscal year to take a position with the Green Mountain Care Board, the state's hospital regulatory ...
"I see a lot of opportunity for us to do things better," said John Quinn, Vt. Agency of Digital Services secretary.
A Vermont firefighter whose medical leave became a mayoral election issue has returned to work. Brent Garrow returned to work at the Rutland fire department on Monday, following medical leave for a kidney transplant.
Vermont Business Magazine For the second year running, Vermont scored highest among the 50 states and District Of Columbia in public health protection ...
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of John Quinn as Secretary of Digital Services and Chief Information Officer.
It's unclear why he plans to step down, and a phone message left for Pallito was not immediately returned. Pallito is a longtime Vermont official, joining state government in 1992. He served as the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Corrections ...
government employees can keep information from the public by using personal email accounts, a Vermont judge has ruled, while acknowledging that the decision raises a "disturbing concern" about transparency.
"This is an important piece of legislation that is designed to prohibit any governmental body from trying to compel the news media to divulge a confidential source or being forced to testify about information that is readily available from other ...
There should be no doubt, when a situation like this occurs anywhere in Vermont, all levels of government will work together to protect our citizens, and to identify, apprehend and prosecute those who are responsible.
"Christina Oliver, the vice president of clinical services at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, said the proposed facility is not needed because the hospital's operating rooms and procedure rooms are working far below capacity ...
The federal government is also requiring that Vermont dramatically cut back the amount of phosphorus the state pollutes Lake Champlain with, and Tisbert said about half of the roughly $2.3 billion cost over the next 20 years is expected to come from ...
Such is the case with D.C.'s Sustainable Energy Utility, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, interviews with energy industry stakeholders, and government emails. Last week, Loose Lips reported that Mayor Muriel ...
The student newspaper The Vermont Cynic first reported the thief had been identified. The flag was sponsored by the Student government Association to show support for the school community as many struggle with violence and seek justice. The group said ...
It is a forever farm bill," said Allen Karnatz, Vermont Land Trust. farmers say they hope Vermont's voice is heard in Washington.
Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, introduced the legislation April 3 to make public colleges and universities - including the University of Vermont and the five Vermont state colleges - tuition-free for working families and to significantly reduce ...


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