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John Klar Releases 2020 Farming Manifesto: An Economic Rescue

Brookfield, Vermont, April 14, 2020: GOP Gubernatorial candidate John Klar has unveiled a detailed and comprehensive plan for Vermont’s economy entitled “The 2020 Vermont Farming Manifesto.” Vermont’s dairy farms and cheesemakers need help! John outlines proposals to provide tax incentives for small farms and food producers; fortify resources to consolidate, distribute, and sell food products; Read More…

Business & Economics Health

John Klar Urges Vermonters To Contact Local CSA

Brookfield, Vermont, April 10, 2020: GOP Gubernatorial candidate John Klar is urging Vermonters to contact their local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) to order food early for the 2020 growing season. Also, Vermont’s dairy farms and craft breweries can be supported by drinking milk, eating local cheese, and choosing local brews. Klar says “Drink Milk!” “Eat Cheese!” Read More…

Op-Ed

Emergency Deregulation and Mutual Aid

Vermont’s most recent disaster occurred in September 2011, when Tropical Storm Irene roared up the west side of the state. Fourteen hundred residences were damaged and their residents displaced; 34 state highway and 90 town bridges were washed out or closed; 531 state highway miles and 175 town roads were impassable. Gov. Peter Shumlin, in Read More…

Business & Economics

New Paycheck Protection Program Offers Real Relief for Small Business

“We cannot solve the economic crisis until we solve the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus, but we can take steps to ease the financial pain for our nation’s employers and their employees. And that is what Congress did last week,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) writes for Fox Business.   The $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program Read More…

Health Statehouse

Rep. Jim Harrison COVID-19 Update

The Department of Health wants Vermonters to know: Visit healthvermont.gov/covid19 for the most up-to-date information and guidance (see new additions below). All travelers coming to Vermont from out-of-state now must home-quarantine for 14 days (see details below). If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath): CALL your health care provider. Many people Read More…

Business & Economics Rutland County

CARES Act Information and Resources

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was recently passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.  This Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act provides information about the major programs now available from the Small Business Administration Read More…

Op-Ed

Cynthia Browning Removed from powerful house tax committee by speaker Mitzi Johnson

Dear Cynthia, Your actions inspired me to come to your defense, we do not share the same party, but political parties are secondary to me, as I perceive they are to you. It is disturbing to me how we as a sovereign state and nation are so easily manipulated like sheep to the slaughter for Read More…

Business & Economics Health

Meg Hansen: Flattening the Curve by Spiking Health Resources

Flattening the COVID-19 epidemic curve has taken precedence over every other facet of American life. Federal and state governments have issued lengthy “stay at home’ orders to discourage thousands from falling ill and needing medical attention at once. In Vermont, we have committed to aggressive mitigation with measures such as closing non-essential businesses, dismissing schools Read More…

Business & Economics Health Statehouse

Agency of Commerce and Community Development Directs “Big Box” Retailers to Cease In-Person Sales of Non-Essential Items

31 March 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2020 CONTACT: Nate Formalarie, Communications Director Agency of Commerce and Community Development (802) 522-7323; nate.formalarie@vermont.gov Agency Of Commerce And Community Development Directs “big Box” Retailers To Cease In Person Sales Of Non-essential Items Large Retailers Asked to Comply with Stay Home/Stay Safe Order Montpelier, Vt. –  The Read More…

Business & Economics Rutland County

CARES Act Signed Into Law

On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law to assist business owners with immediate financial needs.  The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as Read More…