Leonine Public Affairs As the work day drew to a close late on Tuesday afternoon the members of the House Judiciary Committee filed into the House chamber to take testimony from supporters and opponents on H.610. The bill would require alleged domestic abusers who have been served with a restraining order to relinquish their firearms. At the same time people from all over Vermont poured into the statehouse to weigh in at the public hearing. Additional security staff began segregating the opposing sides into two lines up the spiral stairways to the chamber.
Vermont Business Magazine The Scott Administration will be in Essex County on Monday, February 24 for its Capitol for a Day initiative, a 14-county tour launched by the Governor in 2018. Capitol for a Day gives local constituents, municipal government leaders and other partners the opportunity to connect directly with state leadership and staff.
Vermont Business Magazine When Richard Schneider took over as Norwich University president in 1992 he knew he needed to make cuts to get the university back on solid financial ground. The college was $3 million in the red on what was only a $30 million budget. But he acknowledges now that those cuts were a mistake. Not because he made them, but because he did not make them deep enough.
Vermont Business Magazine The Southern Vermont Economic Summit, day-long event will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Grand Summit Resort at Mount Snow in Dover, Vermont. Registration can be found at www.SoVermontZone.com. The theme is “Power in Numbers”. The 2020 Summit will feature two outstanding keynote speakers.
Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims, which had shown a steady decline since the beginning of the year, increased slightly last week. Initial claims for the week of February 15, 2020, were 543, up 68. Claims were 64 more than they were at this time last year.
Vermont Business Magazine Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) has launched the new Springfield Area Revolving Loan Fund, which is a source of debt financing for small and medium-size companies in Southern Windsor County, as well as those looking to start a business. The Springfield Area Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) utilizes funds from the Economic Development Administration to complement other funding sources in helping area companies to create and retain jobs as well as stimulate the creation and relocation of new businesses.
Vermont Business Magazine Two Vermont National Guard Soldiers leave Saturday to assist in developing two potential natural disaster scenarios, with their focus on planning and logistical issues faced in a real-world crisis. The development process will occur next week, with subsequent supporting events scheduled over the year.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont State Police is investigating the suspicious death of a 49-year-old woman at a home in the town of Ludlow. The Ludlow Police Department was notified by a friend of the victim shortly before 8 pm Thursday, February 20, 2020, that the woman had been found deceased at a home on North Hill Cross Road. Ludlow police asked the Vermont State Police to assist in the investigation.
by Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine State tax collections were solid last month as corporate taxes and motor vehicle receipts bounced back from December results and exceeded expectations. The sales tax, however, slumped against expectations. Vermont’s revenue results for January 2020 show that the General and Transportation Funds were above their target for the month while Education Funds were slightly lower than their respective target, with the sales tax being the principal culprit. General Fund revenues collected for the month totaled $178.71 million, 2.39% or $4.18 million above the monthly consensus revenue target.
Vermont Business Magazine With interest growing in local food systems as a community development tool, scholars and practitioners are looking for methods to count progress toward benchmarks.
Vermont Business Magazine Today the Vermont House approved H.688, the Global Warming Solutions Act, on a vote of 105-37. The bill establishes greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements and deadlines for action. H.688 creates a roadmap to a coordinated, coherent strategy for Vermont to build more resilient communities and reduce our greenhouse gas pollution.