Gov. Phil Scott

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,...
VERMONT - Gov. Phil Scott and the Department for Children and Families (DCF) announced that approximately 10,000 households will get an extra fuel benefit through the Seasonal Fuel Assistance Program. Given high oil and kerosene prices, a one-time $350 benefit will be paid to providers to help...

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MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott signed S.287, the student weighting bill based on recommendations made in the 2019 Pupil Weighting Factors Report, on Monday. 
The bill significantly increases state funding for schools with high numbers of students  from an economically-deprived background,...

Gov. Scott at his administration's weekly press conference Tuesday
Women’s medical decisions to remain “private and protected” MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott commented on a leaked draft Supreme Court decision, and state health officials urged Vermonters to evaluate their own risk of contracting the BA2 variant of COVID-19.
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MONTPELIER - Though Gov. Phil Scott led with policy talk at this week’s press conference, COVID-19 matters were addressed, largely in response to questions from reporters. Statewide, cases are rising in most age groups, but Gov. Scott said he is not concerned. 
Commissioner of Health Dr....

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine at Tuesday's press briefing
MONTPELIER- Even as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to fall in Vermont, the state is evaluating the potential impact of BA2, a variant of the COVID-19 Omicron strain.  
“We continue to monitor any developments concerning the BA2 subvariant of Omicron, both abroad and here...

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott marked the second anniversary of Vermont’s COVID-19 lockdown at his weekly COVID-19 press conference, and said that a new variant, Omicron BA2, isn’t likely to result in another COVID “wave.”
In a call with White House officials minutes earlier, Gov. Scott said...

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MONTPELIER- The state will begin lifting masking guidelines for schools with vaccination rates of 80% or higher starting February 28, Gov. Phil Scott announced Tuesday. 
“As you know, before the school year began, our guidance for schools was to require masking until 80% of students were...

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MONTPELIER- Although the surge in Omicron COVID-19 cases appears to be receding in the Northeast and in Vermont, case counts remain high and state officials are urging Vermonters not to let their guard down. 
“Trends in our region are encouraging,” said Gov. Phil Scott at his Tuesday press...

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