Affordable heat bill becomes law after Vt. House overrides Gov. Scott’s veto

The Legislature’s highest-profile climate bill, sponsored by Addison County Sen. Chris Bray, will become law despite the governor’s opposition.

House overrides minimum wage veto

MONTPELIER — The Vermont House on Tuesday voted to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $10.96 to $12.55 by 2022. In a 100-49 vote, Democrats were able to just meet the two-thirds majority needed to counteract S … (read more)

Vote to overcome paid-leave veto fails

MONTPELIER — Democrats in the Vermont House fell one vote short in their attempt to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of a paid family leave program on Wednesday. In a major loss for the majority party, which has made passing a mandatory paid family leave p … (read more)