Broad New Chemical Regulations and Liabilities Proposed

Vermont businesses are expected to face a number of new chemical regulatory and legal liability proposals this legislative session.  These proposals could be contentious and controversial, and if enacted they could have significant impacts on Vermont manufacturers and retailers. The Senate Natural Resources Committee Thursday heard an overview of a recently filed working group report […]

$15 Minimum Wage Under Review

After an initial walk through last week, the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee is beginning to take testimony in earnest this week on proposals to increase Vermont’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.  Although there are two bills introduced to do so in the House, H.64 and H.93, the latter bill has the […]

Clean Water Debate Underway

Committees of jurisdiction are beginning to review in earnest the Treasurer’s Clean Water Report (click here) outlining funding needs and options for clean water initiatives and requirements across Vermont, particularly Lake Champlain and its basin. The report looks at options for more than $25 million in funding in each of the next two years, with […]

Governor Scott’s Budget Address

The following is the press release regarding Governor Scott’s Budget Address.  The text of the address and other information is linked below. For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley  802-622-4047 GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT DELIVERS FIRST BUDGET ADDRESS  Presents balanced budget that makes key investments in economic development, education, housing and clean water   […]