Tag Archives: Governor

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…

State News
May 16, 2018

Vermont Supreme Court marks its first century

The 100th anniversary of the Vermont Supreme Court Building is being commemorated with a special centennial celebration in Montpelier on Friday, May 18, 2018.

The program, Celebrating the Bench and Bar and Their Role in Preserving the Rule of Law, will take place on 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…

State News
June 14, 2017

Medical marijuana expansion gets governor’s signature

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott signed into law a bill that expands Vermont’s medical marijuana system.

The legislation, S.16, expands the list of conditions that qualify for the medical marijuana registry to include Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as…

Local News
May 24, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman visits VFFC

RUTLAND— Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman visited Rutland’s Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) on Sunday, May 21. Greg Cox, president of the VFFC board of directors, hosted the site visit and discussion along with board members Ryan Yoder, vice president; Jody Condon, treasurer; Kathleen Krevetski, secretary;…

Local News
May 24, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman visits VFFC

RUTLAND— Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman visited Rutland’s Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) on Sunday, May 21. Greg Cox, president of the VFFC board of directors, hosted the site visit and discussion along with board members Ryan Yoder, vice president; Jody Condon, treasurer; Kathleen Krevetski, secretary;…

State News
May 17, 2017

Governor signs pregnancy accommodations bill

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott has signed into law a bill that gives pregnant women the same accommodations in the workplace as people with disabilities.

Scott signed H.136 on May 4 with no fanfare.

The law, now called Act 21 of 2017, gives…

Local News
May 3, 2017

Former governor to deliver CSJ commencement address

RUTLAND—College of St. Joseph has announced that former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas will deliver the commencement address at the college’s graduation ceremony on May 13.

Douglas was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in November 1972, where he would become the House majority leader…

Governor addresses Rutland crowd at luncheon
Local News
February 1, 2017

Governor addresses Rutland crowd at luncheon

Immigration, economy, efficiency featured

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—In an address that ranged from President Trump’s recent executive orders barring refugees to economic development to education funding, Governor Phil Scott outlined his plans for Vermont Monday afternoon, Jan. 30, at a luncheon for the Rutland Region…

State News
January 19, 2017

Governor Phil Scott signs four executive orders on first day in office

Governor Phil Scott signed four executive orders on Inauguration Day, establishing his strategic priorities and creating teams in support his efforts to address the opiate epidemic and modernize state government, according to a news release Monday, Jan. 9. Executive Order 01-17, “Governor’s Strategic Goals,” directs…