Vermont Business Magazine Attention, high school seniors: The most pressing challenges of our time await your innovative solutions. Green Mountain College, the nation's number-one college for sustainability based education, wants to empower you to make a better world. The college has announced a new First in Sustainability Scholarship Award for one student who is passionate about ensuring social, economic and/or environmental sustainability. The winning student will receive free tuition, room, board and fees for all four years at Green Mountain College—a total value of $200,000.
Vermont Business Magazine Environmentalists are nervous about climate change protections being rolled back under the incoming United States administration. However, Pavel Cenkl, Associate Dean of Academics at Sterling College in Vermont, will be expressly addressing climate change deniers as he sets out this August to attempt a record-setting 12-day, 500-mile solo run across Scandinavia. This run, dubbed “Climate Run 2017: Arctic Trail,” will both highlight what climate change has wrought and inspire conversations and action around climate change.
by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Personal Income taxes surged, but could not completely make up for declines in other key revenue sources as all three major funds finished below targets for the month of December 2016 and for fiscal year 2017 to date. Corporate Income taxes alone were off by more than half or nearly $9 million.
Vermont Business Magazine Last night, the Burlington Board of School Commissioners approved a $73.76 million FY18 General Fund Budget and bond authority for inclusion on the Town Meeting Day Ballot in March. The 5.6 percent budget increase will raise average property taxes $209 a year.
Vermont Business Magazine Farmers and agricultural leaders from Vermont and New Hampshire gathered on January 10 to review their goals and commitment to environmental sustainability as part of the annual meeting of the Connecticut River Watershed Farmers’ Alliance (CRWFA). Much of it is aimed at farming practices to reduce runoff into the river.
“We reviewed our successes, discussed challenges and shared ideas to preserve the quality of our watershed,” Paul Doton, CRWFA board chair and dairy farmer of Doton Farm, said.
Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Tammy Baldwin led a group of her colleagues in sending President-elect Trump a letter calling for his cabinet nominees to disclose any payments they may receive from former employers that is contingent upon accepting a job in the federal government. Senator Baldwin was joined by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in sending the letter.
Vermont Business Magazine On the Senate Floor this afternoon, Senator Patrick Leahy addressed the Senate on the pending Republican-authored legislation to enable and facilitate repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare. The vehicle being used by Republican leaders for this is a budget resolution, S.Con.Res.3, “To Instruct Committees To Draft Legislation To Repeal The ACA.”
Floor Remarks Of Senator Patrick Leahy
On The Budget Resolution, S. Con. Res. 3
Vermont Business Magazine The High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization at the Vermont Community Foundation, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) that represents a commitment of $180,000 towards promoting planning and action to build resilience within Vermont’s watersheds. “Through this Initiative, we seek to inspire communities to work together to protect people, farms, homes, roads, and water quality, not just in their own towns, but also upstream and downstream,” said High Meadows Fund President Gaye Symington in a statement.
Vermont Business Magazine The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc, announces the launch of the Society's new open access journal, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), with its inaugural issue to publish in conjunction with the meeting of the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany, July 8-13. Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and director of the thrombosis and hemostasis program at the University of Vermont Medical Center in the United States, will lead the launch of the journal as its inaugural Editor-in-Chief.
by Representative Heidi E Scheuermann (R-Stowe) The 2017-2018 Legislative Biennium began last week with great anticipation as our new Governor, Phil Scott, was sworn in.
Vermont Business Magazine Forecasters are saying a wind storm is set to swing through Vermont, causing power outages starting tonight. The high wind warning calls for gusts up to 60 mph that could bring down trees, branches and lines. The western side of the state is expected to bear the brunt of the winds. Green Mountain Power said in a statement that crews are prepared to ensure customer safety and get the power back on.