New State Bans on Forever Chemicals Take Effect

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Several new state laws will take effect this year banning products with “forever chemicals” in response to impetus nationwide to protect consumers from known toxins. Absent federal guidance, states have aimed to eliminate nonessential uses of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS. PFAS are found in many consumer products […]

The VT Statehouse Insider – Week 2

FOUNDATION BUILDING Lawmakers settled into their new committees this week and began the process of familiarizing themselves with the areas of government they oversee. Administration officials from agencies and departments across state government provided the legislative committees with overviews of the work they do and started to lay the groundwork for Governor Phil Scott’s priorities, […]

The VT Statehouse Insider – Week 1

OFF TO THE RACES The Vermont General Assembly convened on Wednesday for the 2023-2024 legislative biennium. For the first time since January 2020, the legislative session opened fully in-person, with families and friends accompanying newly elected lawmakers for the swearing-in ceremony. The House of Representatives elected Representative Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) as Speaker of the House […]