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Vermont gave ICE license information

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — In 2013, Vermont became one of the few states in the nation to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Six years later, it is one of two states to have allowed federal immigration authorities to search its photographic database of drivers.

Vermont and Utah have used facial recognition technology to run searches for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, known as ICE, according to documents compiled by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology. Vermont stopped the practice in 2017.

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Xusana Davis is Vt.'s new director of racial equity

Posted on July 1, 2019 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Xusana Davis, who currently serves as a top official in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to be Vermont’s first executive director of racial equity.

Davis, 30, is the director of health and housing strategic initiatives in the city’s health department. She also served as the director of the New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus.

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Senate advances minimum-wage proposal, calls for rise to $15 an hour by 2024

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Senate on Friday advanced a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, and is nearly identical to legislation that passed last year but failed to become law after it was vetoed by Gov. Phil Scott.

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Scott considers estate tax to fund waterways cleanup

Posted on January 21, 2019 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott is looking at Vermont’s estate tax as a possible source of funding for the state’s federally mandated water cleanup initiatives.

The tax, which in recent years has generated an average of $20 million annually, is on a “menu” of options the governor is considering for water cleanup, according to his chief of staff, Jason Gibbs.

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New 'blockchain' law could create new jobs

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



Lawmakers, the governor and Vermont business leaders hope a newly minted law will make Vermont a hotspot for blockchain technology and companies that want to use it.

The law, which took effect in July, creates a new type of business entity, “blockchain-based limited liability companies,” for entrepreneurs and companies who want to prioritize and create custom governance structures tailored to the technology.

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State budget battle resolved, shutdown averted

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott will let the Legislature’s third attempt at a budget bill become law, he announced Monday night, ending a weeks-long impasse over state spending and the looming threat of a government shutdown.

Scott’s decision to break the budget stalemate assures that Vermont will have a spending package in place by July 1 — the budget deadline for the next fiscal year — and ends the legislative game of chicken that has played out during a special session that began last month.

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Gov. Scott to call lawmakers back next week

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott told lawmakers Tuesday that he plans to call them back to Montpelier for a special session next week, mainly to settle a $33 million disparity in their education funding proposals.

In a letter to Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, and President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, Scott said he intends to call a session that would start on Wednesday, May 23, and wrap up by Friday, May 25.

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