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The Vermont Statehouse Insider – Week 17

May 11, 2022 | Leonine

SHAKEUPS The Vermont Legislature is scheduled to adjourn on Thursday, May 12. At least that is the plan, and after a couple weeks of highly complex air traffic control with the budget and many other bills it looks like lawmakers may be able to meet that goal. It has been challenging for lawmakers to find […]

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The Vermont Statehouse Insider – Week 15

April 25, 2022 | Leonine

BUDGET WARS Governor Phil Scott drew a not-so-surprising line in the sand this week on both the FY2023 budget and the plan to reform the state’s pension program. On Tuesday the governor issued statements criticizing both bills, saying the legislature focused too much on growing government in the budget and that his input was not […]

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The Vermont Statehouse Insider – Week 14

April 18, 2022 | Leonine

FINAL COUNTDOWN? Tensions between Governor Phil Scott and the Democratic majority in the legislature escalated this week as the Senate worked to finalize its spending, tax, economic development and workforce packages. Governor Scott said publicly that he is not afraid to veto legislation he does not support – a comment that was clearly directed at […]

Cocktails To-Go Back on the Menu

Cocktails To-Go Back on the Menu

April 12, 2022 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 35 states began allowing restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to-go, offering a lifeline to the hospitality industry ravaged by closures and decreased foot traffic. Since then, 18 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to make cocktails to-go a permanent feature. […]

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The Vermont Statehouse Insider – Week 13

April 11, 2022 | Leonine

The Beginning of the End? A debate earlier in the year about whether to switch to single-member legislative districts in the House was officially put to rest when Governor Phil Scott signed the redistricting bill, H.722, into law. The bill will see the state continuing to use multi-member districts for the next decade. Redistricting is […]