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Vermont joins multi-state effort to speed transition to zero-emission cars

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont has joined eight other states to reaffirm their commitment to a clean, low carbon transportation sector with the release of a new Multi-State Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan for 2018-2021, Governmor Phil Scott announced Wednesday. Together, these nine ZEV states represent roughly one-third of the new car sales market in the United States and 25 percent of the U.S. population.

ReArch growing into new HQ

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Construction is underway at 88 Technology Park Way in South Burlington for ReArch Company and Technology Park Partners’ new Corporate Headquarters, which consists of 8,000 square feet of Class A office space. Technology Park Partners recently sold 88 Technology Park Way to New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) and are leasing back this space to accommodate their continued growth.

Governor: Families should be kept together

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:49pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement in response to federal immigration policy and the situation on the southern border. He also stated that similar action is not being undertaken at the Vermont/Canada border. He reiterated that Vermont has not been asked to send National Guardsmen to the southern border and nor does the governor intend to do so if requested.

VCLF lends $983,250 in Q1 2018

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:36am -- tim

Vermont Community Loan Fund Elaine Toohey’s voice doesn’t waver as she tells of her bouts with homelessness, twice in her life, the second time as the young mother of two small children. The breakup of her domestic partnership was one of those life crises, she describes, like losing a job or a death in the family that, for some, can lead to an emergency situation.

Burlington Electric wins national award

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:24am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Burlington Electric Department is one of three municipal utilities to be presented with an E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award at the national conference of the American Public Power Association (APPA) in New Orleans, LA, on Tuesday. The annual awards are presented to outstanding utilities and honor APPA members that have enhanced the prestige of public power utilities through sustained achievement and customer service.

Governor's veto sustained

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The House today again failed to override Governor Phil Scott's budget veto. Needing 94 votes to override, the vote was 90-51, with nine absent. The roll call and comments by legislators are below. If a budget agreement is not resolved by July 1, state government will shut down. Governor Scott vetoed the new budget, H13, June 14.

AGs call for end to separating families

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:48pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan and 20 other state attorneys general called on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the cruel and illegal attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States. These families are seeking protection from domestic, sexual, and gang violence. In recent weeks, the federal government has separated thousands of asylum-seeking children from their parents. It has also reclassified the protective status of international domestic violence survivors.