Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Lt. Governor David Zuckerman, on behalf of the Senate Committee on Committees, are pleased to announce the following appointments to the Vermont Climate Council. This is the newly formed body under Act 153 of 2020, the Global Warming Solutions Act.
I am really pleased that after having introduced some of the first cannabis legalization bills over 20 years ago, we are finally achieving a tax and regulate system with some of the strictest controls on corporate ownership and added protections and resources for youth prevention.
Now, more than ever, during the public health crisis, we need to make sure that all Vermonters have access to basic needs and safety. Immigrant families make valuable contributions to our economy and our communities and should not be excluded.
I am in complete support of adoption of a statutory Code of Ethics. A statutory code of ethics provides clear guidance for policy makers and the tools for the public to hold them accountable for their actions.
The Global Warming Solutions Act is a good first step, but as I have stated many times, we need to make a major investment in climate crisis mitigation from affordable housing to broadband and weatherization to alternative energy.
During the pandemic, we’ve seen the absolutely essential work provided by grocery store workers, pharmacy workers, janitors, trash collectors, child care workers, and assisted living and nursing home caregivers, among others.