Tag Archives: Gov. Phil Scott

Local News
March 7, 2018

Gun safety bills pass Senate, House

By Colin Meyn, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott said he was “disappointed” that a bill addressing gun violence did not make it to his desk last week after the House decided to move on its own “extreme risk” gun seizure bill rather than passing a similar bill…

Senate panel advances “extreme risk” gun legislation
Featured
February 28, 2018

Senate panel advances “extreme risk” gun legislation

By Alan J. Keays

The words of a Poultney teenager charged in a thwarted school shooting plot resonated in the small room as a Senate panel advanced a bill Friday, Feb. 23, allowing authorities to seize a firearm from a person deemed a risk to themselves or…

Local News
February 1, 2018

Scott budget features small initiatives

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

There are no “bells and whistles” in Gov. Phil Scott’s 2019 budget. As expected, there are also no new taxes and no new fees.

Nor have any big initiatives been proposed in the budget. Instead, the governor’s office gave the Legislature…

Local News
January 24, 2018

Scott signs bill legalizing marijuana in Vermont

By Mike Dougherty

Gov. Phil Scott signed into law a bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, making Vermont the first state to pass a legalization measure through legislation rather than a voter initiative.

In a letter notifying the Legislature, Scott expressed “mixed emotions” about signing the…

State News
September 6, 2017

Governor proclaims September ‘School Safety Month’

By Cyrus Ready-Campbell, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott signed a proclamation Friday, Sept. 1, declaring September to be School Safety Month in Vermont. Scott and state education and safety officials gathered at the Statehouse to praise the work done behind the scenes to keep schools and children…

Stern to challenge Scott in governor’s race
State News
August 31, 2017

Stern to challenge Scott in governor’s race

Keith Stern

By Stephen Seitz

SPRINGFIELD—Springfield resident Keith Stern has set his sights on the governor’s office.

Stern, a Republican, said he plans to challenge Gov. Phil Scott in next year’s primary.

“I’m challenging Phil Scott because I don’t like the job he’s doing,” Stern…

Op - Ed
August 9, 2017

Democrats fail to connect with economic message

By Mike Smith

During the last gubernatorial election, and then again just recently during the debate over teachers’ health insurance, Vermont Democrats underestimated the potency of Gov. Phil Scott’s affordability message.

Scott continues to force an economic debate by hammering away at decreasing the rate of…