Gov. Phil Scott


Gov. Phil Scott gave his annual budget address in the Legislature on Tuesday.
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott delivered his annual budget address in the General Assembly Tuesday, emphasizing familiar themes of affordability and sustainability. 
Gov. Scott’s budget proposes $8.6 billion in spending for fiscal year 2025, including $2.4 billion for education, $2.3 billion...
Among other things, H.719 seeks to incentivize the rehabilitation of distressed buildings in downtowns and villages to create additional housing units.
MONTPELIER- Administration officials and the lead sponsors of a tripartisan housing reform bill touted the legislation at Gov. Phil Scott’s weekly press conference last week.  
House bill H.719, intended to streamline the rehabilitation of distressed housing as well as the construction of...
MONTPELIER- At a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Phil Scott said Vermont communities ravaged by recent floods are now entering the “recovery phase” of the disaster.  
“Two weeks after the worst of the flooding, and it’s clear in each community how much work we have ahead of us,” he said.  “...

FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell, flanked by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Peter Welch at Wednesday's press conference.
MONTPELIER- President Joe Biden has approved an emergency declaration requested by Gov. Phil Scott in response to flooding across the state caused by heavy rain storms Sunday night into Monday.  
The federal action, which covers all 14 Vermont counties, will make federal disaster...
Updated 05/11/23 1 pm:  The Vermont House of Representatives voted 107-42 to override Gov. Scott's veto of S.5.  The 
MONTPELIER- A vote to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of S.5, the Affordable Heat Act, is expected to pass in the Vermont House of Representatives later...

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Note: A PDF copy of H.494, "The Big BIll," is included below the article for readers' perusal
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott assailed the $8 billion budget proposal recently released by Vermont’s House Appropriations Committee in his weekly address Wednesday.  
This week the House...
Disruptive attacks targeted 21 schools MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott said that hoax threats called in to several schools in Vermont last week came from outside US borders at his weekly press conference Tuesday.
Gov. Scott said the calls, which were received by 21 schools...

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MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott used his weekly press conference Tuesday to highlight the PACT Act, an expansion of Veterans Administration health care services.
Also known as “The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022,” the law...
Slavery ban and reproductive freedom officially enrolled in Vermont Constitution  MONTPELIER - On Tuesday Gov. Phil Scott and Secretary of State Jim Condos formally enrolled Proposition 2 and Proposition 5 into the Vermont Constitution.
The amendments to Vermont’s...

Gov. Phil Scott and Xusana Davis at Tuesday's press conference
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott and Office of Racial Equity Executive Director Xusana Davis promoted a state initiative aimed at making municipal governments more inclusive, equitable, and welcoming at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. 
IDEAL Vermont (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Action,...

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