The Vermont Legislature is limping to the finish and with numerous bills still undecided; they may not finish their work this year. The bills in question — legal pot sales, minimum wage increase to $15 an hour, paid family leave, gun waiting period and others — are in limbo.
The legal pot sales is the most ridiculous one. Pot is now legal in Vermont to possess up to an ounce and grow two plants, but there is no legal way to purchase it. It should be easy to resolve this impasse, as pot growers in Vermont are ready to sell their marijuana now. But, there is no agreement in the Legislature and Senate and another year will pass with no legal pot sales.
The paid family leave and minimum wage increase are common sense and need to happen. Emergency family leave is a must and earning a livable wage is, too. But, again, no agreement.
The gun waiting period, in light of all school and other senseless killing with guns, is also common sense, but no agreement.
It's the people's work that is not getting done.