BC-VT--Vermont News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, VT
Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, March 1, 2019.
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date
HONOLULU — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the nation. But when it comes to legalizing marijuana for adult use, the islands are out of step with liberal stalwarts such as California and Vermont that already have recreational marijuana laws, and other left-leaning states such as New York and New Jersey that are racing toward joining them. By Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 760 words.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING-VERMONT: Vermont’s State Treasurer is warning against lawmakers approving another affordable housing bond, saying that taking on long-term debt could affect the state’s financial position.
CHILD CARE SCHOLARSHIP: City leaders in Burlington say they have created a scholarship program to help place over 20 low-income children into high quality child care programs.
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