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I am calling on @USDOL to honor the Vermont Legislature's intent to provide an additional $25/week in unemployment benefits to Vermonters. People are hurting and can't afford to wait. #vtpoli https://ago.vermont.gov/blog/2021/09/22/attorney-general-donovan-calls-on-u-s-dept-of-labor-to-allow-unemployment-benefits/
I am very pleased with the decision by the Bankruptcy Court that the outstanding vacation time and paid time off of former workers at Koffee Kup Bakery and Vermont Bread Company must be paid immediately, regardless of a recent bankruptcy action filed by other creditors. I am relieved that these workers will get the hard-earned money they are entitled to.
This decision by the bankruptcy court concludes that the previous state court decision granting the PTO should be followed now.
I am appreciative that the other creditors in the bankruptcy case were willing to work together and agree to this beneficial and cooperative outcome.
In total, Koffee Kup and Vermont Bread Company workers will be receiving approximately $843,922.36 in PTO payments (which includes $16,437 in interest as requested by the Attorney General’s Office).
I am deeply troubled by the Texas law effectively banning a woman’s right to an abortion. This law is unconstitutional. Roe v. Wade is the law of the land. I am disturbed that the Texas ban does not account even for violence against women – there is no exception for rape or incest. And it is also disturbing that this law includes a mechanism for private citizens to bring a lawsuit against anyone who performs an abortion and potentially recover $10,000 plus their legal fees.
We intend to do whatever we can to protect a woman’s right to her reproductive health.
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