Senate passes emergency bills - VT Digger

The Vermont Senate passed on to the House bills to expand unemployment access, help hospitals and providers, extend DMV registration deadlines, and more. And that’s just the start of the emergency measures, Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe said.

"The move doesn’t require additional state dollars because Vermont’s unemployment insurance trust fund is already well-funded, with about $500 million in reserves. “Even under the worst case scenario, sufficient funds should be available to pay all the claims,” said. Sen. Alison Clarkson, D-Windsor, a member of the Senate Economic Development Committee, which wrote the legislation. “We hope these measures quickly alleviate some of the financial anxiety Vermonters are experiencing,” Clarkson added."

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