The Vermont House Appropriations Committee unanimously voted 11-0 Monday to send the proposed state budget to the House floor. In advance of the debate House leaders are previewing the budget highlights. House Majority Leader Democrat Jill Krowinski talks about what’s anticipated during the debate over the $5.8 billion fiscal plan.
The anticipated vote on a bill in the Vermont House that would legalize the use and possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults was aborted Tuesday after leaders determined there was not enough support to pass the measure.
Surrounded by miners at the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that suspends, rescinds or flags for review more than a half-dozen measures that were part of the previous administration’s plan to curb global warming. One of the most controversial measures, of concern to advocates in the Northeast, is a rollback of the Clean Power Plan.
Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy met with community advocates and the leader of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity on Monday to discuss the implications of proposed cuts in the federal budget that would eliminate three programs that aid low-income Vermonters.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was at the Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh this morning to advocate for the restoration of funding to the arts and humanities that has been zeroed out in President Trump’s budget proposal.
The Vermont Legislature has reached the midpoint of its current session. The governor’s weekly press conference at the Statehouse on Thursday included a look at what progress has occurred since the session began in January.
SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for the Study of Canada is a National Resource Center on Canada. It has maintained a long-term relationship with Fulbright Canada. Dr. Michael Hawes is the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the U.S. and the Executive Director of Fulbright Canada. He was in Plattsburgh this week and talked about the relationship between the two countries and the importance of the local Canadian studies program.
The prosecutor in Vermont's most populous county has asked a committee of health and law enforcement professionals to look at the possibility of setting up a safe injection site for heroin and other opioid users in order to reduce overdoses and get addicts more treatment.
Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont is home to the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation. The state-of-the-art lab allows students to assist in computer forensics and digital investigations in the public and private sectors. The facilities recently hosted a cybersecurity forum for businesses and non-profits to help them understand digital threats.
A lawsuit filed by a Vermont woman whose former civil union partner fled the country with their child rather than share custody is being allowed to proceed because one of the defendants is set to be sentenced in a separate case.
The funeral for an 18-year veteran of the New York State Police was held in Plattsburgh Monday. 47-year-old Trooper Brian Falb died of brain cancer related to his service as a first responder following the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center.
The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, says it has more than tripled its membership since Donald Trump was elected president, part of a national trend.
A proposal to build a luxury hotel a mile from the summit of New Hampshire's Mount Washington has environmentalists and hiking groups complaining it would damage the fragile alpine ecology and destroy scenic views.
Opioid deaths in Vermont increased 38 percent in 2016 despite efforts by health, law enforcement and government officials to stem the crisis. Now, the city of Burlington has drafted 11 principles to guide its approach in dealing with the crisis. Thursday evening, the mayor hosted a public forum to encourage public input on the principles before they are presented to the city council.
A recent cybersecurity conference at Champlain College in Burlington discussed how companies should respond to cyber threats. In a case study highlighting how to deal with reporters after a hacking, officials from the FBI and Burlington Electric Department discussed how they handled widely publicized reports that the utility had been hacked by Russians, when it wasn’t.
Congressional Republican leaders and the White House are scrambling to salvage the proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act following a report from the Congressional Budget Office this week that found 14 million people would lose health insurance next year, and 24 million after 10 years. Vermont’s at-large Democratic Congressman Peter Welch held a conference call Wednesday with Vermont hospital executives to discuss the potential impact of the GOP’s American Health Care Act.
The Vermont Legislature has given final approval to a bill that will give the governor greater control over how and when the state's police forces are used by the federal government to enforce President Donald Trump's immigration policies.