Vermont will begin covering gender-reassignment surgery for children who are on Medicaid under a new rule proposed by the state’s Department of Health Access last month. The proposal would change the current rule that bans those under 21 from receiving taxpayer funds for sex-change surgery.
A goat named Lincoln was recently sworn in as honorary mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont. The town’s government does not include an actual mayor. The Town Manager says the honorary pet mayor idea was conceived to raise funds for a playground, but it became a civics lesson for kids.