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Phil Scott signs annual transportation bill with new fees on electric vehicles
06-04-2024 5:00 PM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

A new annual fee on electric vehicle drivers is slated to take effect next year after Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday signed this year’s annual transportation funding bill into law.The law, H.868, primarily allocates nearly $880 million to the...

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New report shows who has — and hasn’t — turned in latest campaign finance records
07-12-2024 9:19 AM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Vermont Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas on Tuesday released a set of lists naming which candidates have — and which ones haven’t — filed campaign finance reports with the state as of early July, a move she said would help shine a spotlight on...


After a career in public service, Jane Kitchel to retire from the Vermont Senate
05-20-2024 4:35 PM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Sen. Jane Kitchel, D-Caledonia, is leaving the Vermont Senate.Kitchel announced her retirement from the body Friday morning in a press release issued by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Baruth’s office. She’s set to leave office after 20 years and,...


Vermont officials estimate 160K people drove to the state for Monday’s eclipse
04-11-2024 3:48 PM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Vermont officials estimate that some 160,000 people traveled by car into the state ahead of Monday’s total solar eclipse, based on preliminary data collected by the state Agency of Transportation.Those people came in some 60,000 vehicles, state...


Senate advances tax on streaming services to bolster public media
03-31-2024 5:04 PM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Vermont’s public access television stations have a problem. As more and more people cancel their cable TV subscriptions in favor of online services — a practice known as “cutting the cord” — the local entities are losing out on badly needed revenue....


Vermont House contemplates nixing THC caps for retail cannabis 
01-18-2024 8:40 AM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

The Vermont Cannabis Control Board is asking lawmakers to eliminate caps on the potency of certain marijuana products from state law — a move officials said could keep more users in the legal market but that faces opposition from some medical...


Vermont bill would allow Truth and Reconciliation Commission to hold closed meetings
01-15-2024 1:00 AM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Members of Vermont’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission are asking the Legislature for authority to limit public access to their meetings, in part, to ensure the safety of those who testify before the panel about experiencing racism and...


Scott administration urges Vermont lawmakers to address crime
01-08-2024 4:21 AM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Gov. Phil Scott’s administration is urging lawmakers to increase the consequences for people accused of crimes who violate conditions of release — and to make changes to Vermont’s bail policies that could result in more people being held in jail ahead...


For a Johnson sculptor, known for his Statehouse statue, the flood losses are piling up
07-31-2023 4:31 PM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

JOHNSON, Vt. — “You can look right through to the back of the house,” Jerry Williams said, sitting in his garage next to piles of clothing and construction debris at the top of a long driveway near the tattered banks of the Gihon River. Two weeks ago,...


Vermont lawmakers gear up for a possible mileage-based fee on electric vehicles
04-08-2023 11:42 AM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Vermont’s policymakers have known for years that as more people opt to buy electric vehicles, the money the state brings in from its gasoline tax will decline significantly.That’s led to a conundrum: Officials want to replace that cash — which pays...

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