US Announces Restrictions on Nonessential Travel with Canada and Mexico

The United States and Canada will be restricting travel between the two countries to only essential travel. The travel restrictions do not apply to cross-border trade.  The Department of Homeland Security has explained that “nonessential travel” refers to travel for tourism or recreational purposes. The restrictions go into effect on March 21 and will be […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 17

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full agendas […]

Legislation Advances Mandating Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Allowing Private Right of Action for Enforcement

As discussed previously, the House Energy and Technology Committee has been working on legislation, H.688, that would establish mandatory goals for Vermont to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The bill would create a private right of action for suing the state if implementation benchmarks are not met.  The Committee voted the bill out on Tuesday, and […]

The Week Ahead in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full agendas […]

New Legislation | Updated February 4

The following are bills introduced in the Legislature this year that might be of particular interest to members, with first the House bills and then the Senate bills.  Click on the bill number for more about texts, sponsors, procedural history, and other information.  Keep in mind that the statements of purpose provided below are part […]

Governor Scott’s Budget Address

The following is from the Administration’s press release.  The full text of the address is below. Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today delivered his fourth budget address, presenting a balanced budget that limits spending growth to a total of just two percent across all funds and does not raise taxes or service fees paid […]

The Week Ahead in Committees | For the Week of January 20

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full agendas […]

Act 250 Reform Rebooted?

After being bogged down with a wide ranging Act 250 reform proposal last year, the House Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife Committee has started working through a new proposal developed in negotiations between the Administration and VNRC.  Still broad in scope, the proposal includes more positive provisions proposed by the Administration, while also containing a […]

Updated | Mandatory Carbon Reductions? 

The House Energy and Technology Committee is considering legislation that would set mandatory greenhouse gas reduction targets for the state.  The proposal raises serious concerns about whether the goals can be achieved by reasonable policies that would avoid undue economic harm, and what the consequences could be if draconian policies are required to be implemented […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of April 8

U.S. Democrats seek up to $2 trillion to invest in aging infrastructure.  Reuters 4/11 “Democratic leaders in Congress said on Thursday they would seek President Donald Trump’s support in coming weeks for legislation to invest up to $2 trillion to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, including roads, bridges and schools. . . .” AI in Manufacturing: Nascent, […]