A hearing Monday on a lawsuit challenging New York’s plan for a rail to trail transition along the Remsen to Lake Placid rail corridor was delayed after the judge requested more information pertaining to ownership of land along the route.
The debate over the constitutionality of President Trump’s immigration Executive Order flared last night when the acting Attorney General of the United States was fired after refusing to enforce the mandate. The debate between the Justice Department and the White House was occurring as Congressional Democrats gathered in front of the Supreme Court to protest what New York Senator Charles Schumer called an “inhumane” order. Among them was Vermont Representative Peter Welch, who earlier in the day was in Burlington condemning the president’s actions.
As President Donald Trump issues Executive Orders clamping down on immigration, some state attorneys general are pushing back. Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan has created a Task Force on Immigration to advise him on his legal authority regarding federal immigration law.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order suspending the nation’s refugee resettlement program for 120 days. The move would halt efforts by Rutland, Vermont to bring Syrian refugees to that city.
Vermont's Democratic attorney general has formed a task force to advise his office on the scope of its authority on immigration matters amid uncertainty about the Trump administration's plans for refugee policy.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott presented his first budget address to the Vermont Legislature on Tuesday. He offered a balanced budget with level funding and a number of policy changes targeting the state’s education fund. Reaction to his plan is mixed.
Despite inclement weather, nearly a hundred officials and business leaders from across the North Country gathered in Plattsburgh this morning to hear addresses on the state of the town and city of Plattsburgh and Clinton County.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his proposed state spending plan to a North Country audience Monday, highlighting what he says are the plan’s benefits for the upstate region and announcing plans to enhance tourism venues in the Adirondacks.