Dems knock Scott for no masking order

The top contenders for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in August are criticizing Gov. Phil Scott for his reluctance to mandate face coverings in public spaces, even as almost every other governor in the Northeast has come around to the idea.  Scott’s handling of the coronavirus has been largely applauded by his Democratic rivals, who have focused their attacks on the governor’s opposition to progressive climate policies, paid family leave and a $15 minimum wage.  However, as Vermont has become a reg … (read more)

Retailers can conditionally reopen on Monday

Vermont retailers, closed for seven weeks to halt the spread of coronavirus, will begin a “gradual reopening” starting Monday, Gov. Phil Scott announced this week.  Scott said that all employees at retail outlets will need to wear face covering and mainta … (read more)

Gov. Scott directs new public records policy

VERMONT — Gov. Phil Scott issued a directive to state agency heads Wednesday, Nov, 13, allowing members of the public to use personal devices to replicate government records during inspection at no charge. The governor had previously issued the same advic … (read more)