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Senate advances $15 minimum wage bill

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By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org The Vermont Senate on Thursday advanced a measure that would raise the state’s hourly minimum wage to $15 by 2024. The bill, S.40, would incrementally hike the state’s minimum wage over the next six years, from the current lev... More »

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Officials want closer look at unused drug program

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By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org State officials may get more time to assess a proposed program that would donate unused prescriptions to those in need. The Senate on Friday gave preliminary approval to S.164, a bill that suggests creation of an “unused prescriptio... More »

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House agriculture committee weighs honeybee bill

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By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger.org The most widely-used class of pesticides in the country may be banned for home use in Vermont, if a bill aimed at protecting the state’s pollinators becomes law. The bill, H.688, under consideration by the House Agriculture Commi... More »