We like to think Vermont is "green" but when you look beyond the postcard
image, how is Vermont’s environment really doing? The Agency of
Natural Resources is resuming a tradition of an annual report on the
state’s leading environmental indicators.
Vermont House has given its strong tri-partisan support to its reapportionment
plan. Members of the Government Operations committee say they tried to
cause as little disruption as possible when they considered changes to existing
10 years, the Vermont legislature has to match the state’s political
boundaries with its changing population. The
process is called reapportionment. And it can be full of political minefields
as lawmakers slice and dice the electoral landscape. Legislative leaders say their first adage this year
is to do no harm.
Vermont’s Reapportionment Board is recommending some dramatic
changes for Senate districts in the northern part of the state. The changes are based on population trends that show the number of people living in the
northwestern part of the state is growing while the Northeast Kingdom is losing
geographical boundaries of legislative districts will be under review in the coming months, as the Vermont Reapportionment Board considers redrawing
some of the boundaries to reflect changes in the state’s population over the decade.