Scott vetoes Act 250 update

Phil Scott has vetoed a bill that would have updated Act 250, Vermont’s broad land use and development law, over concerns that it would impede efforts to alleviate the state’s severe housing crisis.

Gov. Scott launches fourth bid for Vermont’s top office

Gov. Phil Scott is running for a fourth term. Hours after he announced his reelection plans in a news release Tuesday morning, Scott told reporters in Montpelier that he “carefully considered (his) options” when deciding whether to seek another two years … (read more)

Gov. Scott vetoes climate change bill

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday vetoed the clean heat standard, which is widely viewed as the largest climate change bill of the session.

State says face covering should be a personal choice

State officials say face masks should be optional at indoor settings in Vermont beginning March 14.

Editorial: Governor’s budget: It’s easy to just say ‘yes’

Like last year, another year of record federal aid, the governor didn’t have to fret about which programs to trim, but rather which programs got extra funding and which taxes got reduced.

Eric Davis: Scott talks new issues, but not all

There are several important issues that Scott did not address in his speech. Other than acknowledging, and saying he respected, the Legislature’s decision to meet remotely for the first two weeks of the session, and stressing the importance of in-person l … (read more)

Gov. Scott outlines his priorities for 2022

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday delivered his State of the State address to the General Assembly, outlining his priorities for the 2022 legislative session and reporting on the progress of the last year. The governor cited the unique opportunity … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Governor fails the test on statewide mask mandate

I cannot begin to tell you how disappointed I am with our governor and his flunkies with regards to the non-masking of Vermonters.

Gov. Scott supports Biden’s new COVID action plan

“I share the President’s commitment to progress by prioritizing what we know will work best, which are not the broad restrictions of 2020.”

Gov. Scott in Brandon: We are stronger after Irene

BRANDON — On the 10th anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, Brandon served as the symbolic poster child for towns from all across Vermont that suffered immense flood damage during that storm. Gov. Phil Scott held a press conference there last Wednesday, Au … (read more)

Scott touts state’s pandemic response

MIDDLEBURY — Saturday was indeed a day of giving thanks and congratulations in Middlebury, as residents and visitors alike hailed the newly minted Lazarus Park and a downtown transformed by a just-completed tunnel project.Gov. Phil Scott praised those res … (read more)

Eric Davis: Delta challenges Scott’s approach

The Vermont Department of Health reported on Monday that there were 1,553 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the state over the past two weeks, and that there were 33 people hospitalized with COVID, 13 of them in intensive care. The count of new cases and … (read more)

Goodrich digester goes live

SALISBURY — The state’s top two elected officials on Wednesday helped Salisbury’s Goodrich Farm launch the Northeast’s largest farm-powered anaerobic digester, a facility that will convert cow manure, food and beverage waste into renewable natural gas.Alo … (read more)

Gov. Scott says reopening is going well

MONTPELIER — It’s been a week since Vermont lifted all COVID-19 restrictions — and the skies didn’t fall. On the contrary, as Gov. Phil Scott emphasized in Tuesday’s press conference, new case numbers continue to decrease throughout the state, Vermonters … (read more)

Scott inks $7.35B state budget

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott last week signed an expansive $7.35 billion state budget that, buoyed by federal Covid-19 relief funds, invests heavily in broadband, affordable housing projects and measures to fight climate change.This year’s spending packag … (read more)


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