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Gov. Phil Scott speaks at Wednesday's press conference
Local reps will vote to override 
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott issued his second, third, and fourth vetoes of the legislative session Friday, including a veto of H.494, better known as the budget bill.  On Wednesday, Gov. Scott issued his fifth veto of the session, of S.39...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott focused on Vermont’s housing shortage in his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon, and criticized proposed changes to a Senate housing bill.
Gov. Scott said Vermont needs to make the construction of housing easier, faster, and more affordable in order to...

Gov. Phil Scott
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott used his weekly press conference Tuesday to call for civility following recent outbreaks of hate and violence in Vermont.  
The incidents include several instances of racial slurs directed at student athletes.  The Vermont Principals’ Association, which governs...

Dr. Mark Levine and Gov. Phil Scott File photo
MONTPELIER- The state is preparing for the pending federal approval of a pediatric vaccine for children under 5, and Gov. Phil Scott said his administration is turning their focus to mitigating pandemic impact at a press conference Tuesday.
Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said...

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine
MONTPELIER- The state appears to be changing more of its COVID response from a pandemic phase to an endemic phase.  During the administration’s weekly COVID briefing Tuesday, Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said vaccinations and testing would shift away from state-run sites to health...

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine
MONTPELIER - At the governor’s weekly press conference, health commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said a new COVID-19 variant is gaining steam in New England, and while spread of the virus is high, Vermont’s hospitalizations and ICU admissions are stable and below crisis levels. In addition, Levine...

Data from the Department of Financial Regulation shows hospitalizations are rising slightly but remain below earlier peaks during the Omicron variant’s spread in January and February. Courtesy Vermont Department of Health
Ending mask mandate for public transportation considered “premature” MONTPELIER - At the governor’s weekly press conference on Tuesday, commissioner of health Dr. Mark Levine said the BA.2 variant continues to spread in Vermont and throughout New England, but hospitalizations...
MONTPELIER- Vemont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said COVID-19 variant BA2 is “driving an uptick” in COVID-19 cases in Vermont at the administration’s press briefing Tuesday.  
“We’ve had a 29% increase in our seven-day average of numbers of cases, you can see a very slight uptick,”...
Vermont will have its own sanctions MONTPELIER- At Gov. Phil Scott’s weekly press briefing on Thursday last week - postponed due to Town Meeting on Tuesday - the administration announced they would end school masking recommendations.
Gov. Scott also announced actions in...

Gov. Phil Scott File photo
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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