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Category: News of Interest 2021

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Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’: Federal relief bill to direct $2.7 billion to Vermont – VTDigger: https://vtdigger.org/2021/03/10/once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity-federal-relief-bill-to-direct-2-7-billion-to-vermont/

 Flavored tobacco ban, unemployment benefits, pot market meet legislative deadline By Xander Landen Mar 12                          https://vtdigger.org/2021/03/12/flavored-tobacco-ban-unemployment-benefits-pot-market-meet-legislative-deadline/

Vt. lawmakers scramble to pass legislation ahead of ‘crossover day’https://www.wcax.com/app/2021/03/11/vt-lawmakers-scramble-to-pass-legislation-ahead-of-crossover-day/

 Senate relief bill includes $1.25 billion for Vermont; Sanders bid for $15 wage fails By Xander Landen Mar 5 2021 https://vtdigger.org/2021/03/05/senate-relief-bill-includes-1-25-billion-for-vt-sanders-bid-for-15-wage-fails/

Leahy: Vermont Would Receive $1.3 Billion Under Proposed Relief Bill POSTED BY COLIN FLANDERS ON THU, MAR 4, 2021 AT 7:26 PM

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2021/03/04/leahy-vermont-would-receive-13-billion-under-proposed-relief-bill

90 years after Vermont eugenics survey, lawmakers propose apology to those affected By Amanda Gokee Feb 21 2021 https://vtdigger.org/2021/02/21/90-years-after-vermont-eugenics-survey-lawmakers-propose-apology-to-those-affected/

Lawmakers start the planning for a replacement women’s prison in Vermont By Ellie French Feb 21 2021

https://vtdigger.org/2021/02/21/lawmakers-start-the-planning-for-a-replacement-womens-prison-in-vermont/

The Deeper Dig: Xusana Davis on race, belonging and ‘Vermontiness’ By Mike Dougherty and Amanda Gokee Feb 14 2021

https://vtdigger.org/2021/02/14/the-deeper-dig-xusana-davis-on-race-belonging-and-vermontiness/

Lawmakers approve nearly $100 million for pandemic rental assistance By Xander Landen Feb 11 2021, 8:43 PM

https://vtdigger.org/2021/02/11/lawmakers-approve-nearly-100-million-for-pandemic-rental-assistance/

The Deeper Dig: A guide to the governor’s budget By Mike DoughertyXander Landen and Kit Norton Jan 31 2021

https://vtdigger.org/2021/01/31/the-deeper-dig-a-guide-to-the-governors-budget/

“Gov. Phil Scott pitched a $6.83 billion budget this week, leveraging an infusion of federal dollars to fund $210 million in one-time investments. The windfall is providing the state a “rare opportunity,” Scott said, to accelerate COVID recovery and invest in long-term needs such as broadband and child care.”

 Vermont Conversation: How can we eradicate poverty?                             By David Goodman Jan 29 2021,

https://vtdigger.org/2021/01/29/vermont-conversation-how-can-we-eradicate-poverty/

 Vt. child care advocates make push for major investments – Pt. 2 https://www.wcax.com/app/2021/01/28/vt-child-care-advocates-make-push-for-major-investments-pt-2/

Public Assets Revenues are up but it’s All Relative: https://publicassets.org/blog/revenues-are-up-but-its-all-relative/

Public Assets More Federal Pandemic Relief:  https://publicassets.org/blog/more-federal-pandemic-relief/

Covid-19 again expected to dominate Legislature’s agenda – VTDigger: https://vtdigger.org/2021/01/03/covid-19-again-expected-to-dominate-legislatures-agenda/

 Public Assets Revenues are up but it’s All Relative: https://publicassets.org/blog/revenues-are-up-but-its-all-relative/

Public Assets More Federal Pandemic Relief:  https://publicassets.org/blog/more-federal-pandemic-relief/

Covid-19 again expected to dominate Legislature’s agenda – VTDigger: https://vtdigger.org/2021/01/03/covid-19-again-expected-to-dominate-legislatures-agenda/ 

Report: Pandemic taking toll on Vermont economy, workforce: https://www.wcax.com/app/2020/12/28/report-pandemic-taking-toll-on-vermont-economy-workforce/

What’s in the Final COVID Relief Deal of 2020? (Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget): http://www.crfb.org/blogs/whats-final-covid-relief-deal-2020

New Year brings bump in Vermont minimum wage

WCAX January 1, 2021:                                                                                                                             https://www.wcax.com/app/2021/01/01/new-year-brings-bump-in-vermont-minimum-wage/

New Leadership almost all female leadership team in the Statehouse:

https://vtdigger.org/2021/01/06/women-take-the-reins-as-legislature-opens-coronavirus-recovery-session/

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2021/01/06/lawmakers-pledge-a-coronavirus-recovery-session

Christmas in quarantine: How COVID-19 has impacted Vermont’s long-term care residents Elizabeth Murray  BFP January 14, 2021

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2021/01/14/nursing-homes-covid-vermont-how-facilities-weathered-storm-holidays/6597151002/?utm_source=burlingtonfreepress-Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_briefing&utm_term=hero

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