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Prog bill wants transgender therapy without parental consent

A bill introduced by a freshman Progressive Tanya Vyhovsky (Essex) and Winooski Rep. Taylor Small (Progressive/Democrat), who identifies as transgender, would allow a minor to receive medical treatment for transgender conversion without parental consent. H659 “proposes to allow a minor who identifies as transgender to consent to receiving hormone blockers and other nonsurgical, gender-affirming care and Read More…

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Single Member Legislative Districts For Vermont?

This year, the tri-partisan Legislative Apportionment Board (LAB) recommended that the Vermont legislature re-draw house and senate district boundaries (we do this every ten years following the census) so that there would be 150 single member house districts and 30 single member senate districts. This would be a change from Vermont’s current mishmash of one- Read More…

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VT Senators Ponder SALES TAX ON SERVICES

Six months ago, the Blue Ribbon Tax Structure Commission recommended expanding Vermont’s “sales tax base to all consumer-level purchases of goods and services except healthcare and casual consumer-to-consumer transactions” while reduce the sales tax rate to 3.6%.* Given the chance to consider the proposal, one senator appeared especially eager to consider the proposal. The idea Read More…

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Gun Owners of Vermont Legislative Update 1.16.22

Welcome back to this week’s edition of the GoVT Updates and what a busyweek it’s been already. For those who don’t remember, we started this session with two separategun bills in play that carried over from last year and one of thosebills is already seeing some action. A complete list of all proposedlegislation regarding guns Read More…

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Vermont House Judiciary Committee Gun Control Bill S.30 – Day 2

This afternoon, Friday, Jan 14, the House Judiciary Committee again took up gun control bill S.30. S.30 is a gun control bill that is a solution in search of a problem that current law solves. To watch what happened today click on:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWbVKNieYb4 Claudio Fort, CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center is the only witness. Note that the witnesses in Read More…

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Vermont House Judiciary Committee Gun Control Bill S.30

This morning, Thursday, Jan 13, the House Judiciary Committee took up gun control bill S.30. The hearing started with a walk through of S.30 with amendments, by Legislative Council  (lawyer) Eric Fitizpatrick.   To watch the video click on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEZZ388n–k Then several witnesses in favor of S.30 testified.  Some from national gun control groups. At 1:14:35 (1 Read More…

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NEW Gas-Powered Car TAX Just For You!

The House Transportation Committee is about to take up H.552 – An act relating to transportation initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, which would, among other things, impose new taxes (or fines, depending upon how you look at it) on vehicles that get less than 24 miles per gallon of gasoline or diesel. These “efficiency fees”, that’s Read More…