Sen. Phil Baruth addresses attendees at Milton's legislative breakfast last December, during which Town Manager Brian Palaia (pictured, background) told Baruth about ideas to incentivize enterprise zones for industrial uses. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Town: Baruth’s bill a good start

Sometimes Milton’s officials leave the town’s annual legislative breakfasts feeling like their concerns aren’t heard, but this session, one lawmaker took a suggestion to Montpelier and emerged with “partial success,” Town Manager Brian Palaia said. The end result isn’t perfect, …  Read more

Rep. Ron Hubert of Milton presents Milton's charter to the House of Representatives where it was approved and later signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin. (Photo courtesy of Don Turner)

Gov. makes Milton charter law

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed H.888 on May 9, making Milton’s proposed charter changes state law. The approval came after seven months of study that turned initially contentious conversations into a compromise. It was Milton’s first charter change since 2003, when …  Read more

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Reps reflect on session

Another biennium at the Vermont legislature has come and gone, adjourning Saturday evening, May 11. We invited Milton and Georgia representatives to the House to reflect on this year’s session by asking the following questions: What bill are you most …  Read more

Library Trustee Chairwoman Jen Dooley hands out a draft of language for a preamble to the town's administrative code at a second hearing on charter changes on Monday, Dec. 16.  (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Charter deal reached

The parties involved in contentious charter talks reached a compromise on Monday night. The selectboard, school board and library trustees all found agreeable language to put on a Town Meeting Day ballot after two months of debate. The town originally …  Read more

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‘Let’s move on’

Despite the governor’s pledge to hold harmless the towns charged with shorting the Education Fund, the municipalities identified in last year’s tax increment financing district audits all owe a sum back to the state, legislation passed this session states. Much …  Read more

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Another session convenes

The ceremoniousness surrounding Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inauguration last week has faded, and now Milton and Georgia’s legislators are ready to get to work. The 2013 legislative session began Wednesday, Jan. 9, and as soon as Shumlin was sworn in to …  Read more

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