Tag Archives: Gov. Phil Scott

State News
August 8, 2018

Gov. Scott names Dan French as Vermont’s next education secretary

By Lola Duffort/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott has named Dan French, a veteran Vermont schools superintendent, to be the state’s next education secretary.

Scott has made cost-containment his hallmark education priority, and during a press conference Thursday, Aug. 2 announcing French’s appointment, he reiterated the need…

State News
June 20, 2018

Legislative Update: Budget veto No. 2

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

All was quiet last week at the State House with the full House and Senate off (except for some committee meetings on Friday, June 15), waiting on what Gov. Phil Scott would do with the new…

Local News
June 6, 2018

Vermont-based remote workers will get subsidy

By Katy Savage

QUECHEE — Joel Parker and his family lived near Boston but they drove two hours to Vermont every weekend. They skied in the winter and cycled in the summer.

“Then we got the idea of why don’t we just…

Local News
May 30, 2018

Harrison announces candidacy for re-election

Staff report

Rep. Jim Harrison, reprsenting Chittenden, Bridgewater, Killington and Mendon, announced his candidacy for the Rutland-Windsor-1 district.

Harrison, 65, was appointed to the Legislature by Gov. Phil Scott last April to fill the uncompleted term of former Rep. Job Tate,…

State News
May 30, 2018

Threat of government shutdown looms over budget impasse

By Xander Landen, VTDigger

As a budget impasse in Montpelier drags on into another week of negotiations, an uncommon threat looms over the Statehouse: the possibility of a government shutdown.

Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Phil Scott, who fundamentally disagree over the use of a budget…

Op - Ed
May 16, 2018

Gov. Scott’s line in the sand

By Angelo Lynn

Gov. Phil Scott’s line-in-the-sand mantra not to raise a single tax or a single fee has made politics in Vermont’s capital more strident, divisive and unruly. The irony is that the governor himself is mild-mannered, affable, pragmatic and someone who seems to get…

Op - Ed
April 12, 2018

Margolis: Scott likely to win big in November

By Jon Margolis, VTDigger

OK, enough for a while of all this chit-chat over minimum wages, family leave, getting the goop out of the lake, and guns (especially, mercifully, guns). Let’s turn to one of the eternal verities: politics.

Not that they aren’t all connected. The…

State News
April 4, 2018

Governor to sign historic gun bill after passage in Senate

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

A landmark bill that would make a series of significant changes to the state’s gun laws has received final approval from Vermont’s General Assembly.

Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, says he intends to sign that bill as well as two others…