Tag Archives: scott

Local News
May 31, 2017

Scott vetoes pot bill, says he’s open to compromise

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott became the first governor in the country to veto a bill that would legalize marijuana.

Scott announced Wednesday, May 24, he will send the bill, S.22, back to the Legislature.

However, the governor said he is “offering a…

Local News
February 8, 2017

RNeSU rejects Scott’s level funding mandate

By Lee J. Kahrs

BRANDON — The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union has no intention of retooling its school budgets or waiting until a May date to have voters weigh in, despite what Gov. Phil Scott outlined in his budget address. In it, Scott outlined a…

Scott rebuffs Trump executive order on immigration
Local News
February 1, 2017

Scott rebuffs Trump executive order on immigration

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott said he was not surprised by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from certain Muslim countries, but he is “disappointed about the tone and the direction this sets for us.” “I think immigration is part of the…

Local News
January 4, 2017

Governor-elect Scott announces three appointments

Incoming governor Phil Scott today announced the appointments of three extended cabinet members. Bradley Ferland has been named deputy secretary of the Agency of Administration. Ferland has been with the agency — which is responsible for the state budget and provides administrative and support services…

State News
December 14, 2016

Scott’s shares plan for working with president-elect Trump

By Jasper Craven, VTDigger.org

In his first news conference in more than a month, Republican Gov.-elect Phil Scott shared updates Monday, Dec. 12, on his budgeting and hiring process, tiptoed around any talk of the recent controversial pronouncements and political appointments by Donald Trump, and…

State News
December 7, 2016

“Energy revolution” to continue in 2017 under Scott

On Nov. 21, Gov. Peter Shumlin highlighted the success of an energy loan program that helps Vermonters retrofit their homes, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and save money. The governor pointed to the program as an example of what is to come under a new law set to…

Breaking News Ticker
November 9, 2016

Scott races to victory in governor’s race

By Angelo Lynn In Vermont, the news was only slightly better, with Democrat incumbents winning the statewide seats as expected, but Republican Phil Scott beat Democrat Sue Minter, 53 percent to 44 percent, with 3 percent going to Liberty Union candidate Bill Lee in the…

Local News
September 7, 2016

GOP group spends $267,000 in two weeks to boost Scott

By Morgan True and Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org The Republican Governors Association continues to spend heavily on its efforts to elect Lt. Gov. Phil Scott to Vermont’s top office, campaign finance reports filed Thursday, Sept. 1, show. The RGA super PAC, A Stronger Vermont, reported spending $267,000…

Local News
September 7, 2016

Minter and Scott to debate 10 times before election

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org The two major-party gubernatorial nominees are scheduled to meet in 10 more debates before Election Day in November. Republican Phil Scott’s campaign released a list Tuesday, Aug. 30, of the 11 debates the candidate will participate in before voters go to the…