After technology glitches delayed the process, representatives from all three of the state’s major parties met at the Secretary of State’s office in Montpelier on Monday afternoon to certify the results of Vermont’s statewide and federal races.
Two Republicans are running unopposed in the GOP primary and will face off against the three Democratic nominees in the November election.
The state will have at least four new leaders in top executive roles come January, at least one new member of Congress and dozens of new state legislators.
The Burlington Progressive was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Vermont House in 2006, and has been on the ballot every two years since. Only one incumbent in the district running for re-election.
After months of anticipation and delays, a crowd packed into the Statehouse lobby Thursday to watch the unveiling of a new portrait: Alexander Twilight, the first person of African descent to serve in a state Legislature and to graduate from a U.S. college.
Pollina will have been a member of the state Senate for 12 years when his term ends in January. But he has been a fixture in progressive Vermont politics since the 1980s.
It’s T-minus seven days until lawmakers hope to utter those fateful words “sine die.” You know what that means: marathon hearings in the budget conference committee.
Friday’s rally, organized by the Vermont Youth Lobby, was the first since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some students met with their legislators on the steps of the Statehouse.
“We live as state secrets to ourselves."
Vermont is one of only five states without an ethics code. It created its first-ever ethics commission in 2017 after years of pressure from good-government advocates and the press.
As the civilian toll in Ukraine grows and President Joe Biden bans Russian oil, state lawmakers are fast-tracking legislation to send humanitarian aid to the besieged nation.
Attempts at reform in the past five years have gone nowhere. And a new attempt to make progress on the subject this legislative session is, once again, on shaky ground.
The bill, recently introduced in the Senate, would restrict suits similar to the high-profile Vorsteveld case, whose trial recently wrapped up in Addison County.
When you disagree with something, should you reject it outright or try to reform it?