Senator Patrick Leahy: With this draft, the Senate is moving toward next week’s committee consideration of the Farm Bill on a starkly more bipartisan footing than the House has done with the pending partisan Republican bill. I applaud Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow for working together to draft this proposal as a bipartisan starting point.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott is launching a new “Capitol for a Day” initiative, which will kick off in Rutland County on Monday, June 11. The Governor, along with members of his cabinet and extended cabinet, will spend the day in Rutland County, meeting with area constituents, lawmakers, local partners and state employees throughout the day. The initiative aims to give regional constituencies direct access to Administration leadership, as well as giving Administration officials an opportunity to visit regional businesses, schools, community organizations and municipal offices. The Administration expects to visit each of the state’s 14 counties throughout the summer and fall.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott celebrated legislation on Friday that enhances businesses, particularly manufacturers, ability to be more energy efficient, while simultaneously helping the state meet its energy goals. “When some of Vermont’s larger energy users told me the way the state had been incentivizing energy efficiency investments didn’t work for them, I knew we needed to take action,” said Scott.
Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that an appropriations bill approved by the committee on Thursday includes $50 million for Domestic Violence Supportive Housing, a program that provides rapid and transitional housing to victims of domestic violence.
Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that G.W. Tatro Construction, Inc, a commercial-scale construction company in Jeffersonville, was fined $10,000 for failing to conduct leak detection and train operators to manage two 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks on the company’s property, in violation of Vermont Underground Storage Tank Regulations.
Vermont Business Magazine This week, the Vermont Drug Task Force partnered with the Montpelier Police Department, the Barre City Police Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct criminal investigations and arrests into drug sales and drug trafficking in the Washington County area. These investigations have been ongoing for several months.
Vermont Business Magazine Burlington International Airport received its first American Airlines direct flight from Chicago on Thursday. In the tradition of first-flights into the airport, the celebration included a traditional water cannon salute, remarks from Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, and a pop-up performance by Jazzfest artists – as all welcomed the new daily nonstop. AA is initially testing the service with seasonal flights for now.
Vermont Business Magazine The Thomas Hirchak Company of Morrisville, Vermont, has been retained to sell the assets of noted photographer Robert Lyons. The real estate auction takes place at the artist’s home, at 2239 Coles Pond Road in Walden on Friday, June 22. Bidders may register for the auction and inspect the property at 2 pm. The auction will begin at 3 pm. The property is comprised of a 1,862±SF custom Lindal cedar home on 19± acres, surrounded on three sides by 10,000 acres of the Steam Brook Mill Wildlife Management area.
Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will speak at the Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Friday afternoon at the University of Vermont, detailing how employee ownership plays a key role in creating a sustainable economy with jobs that pay a living wage. The 16th annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference, which features 19 workshops, is the largest annual gathering of Vermont's employee-ownership community.
Friday, June 8
What: Sanders addresses the Vermont Employee Ownership Conference
Vermont Business Magazine Two southern Vermont organizations and a state agency will get $500,000 for borwnfield remediation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The organizations are the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, the Windham Regional Commission and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.
Vermont Business Magazine The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved an amendment to Vermont’s Global Commitment to Health 1115 Demonstration waiver that authorizes the state to receive federal Medicaid funding for treatment services offered at inpatient facilities provided to Medicaid enrollees to treat addictions to opioids and other substances.