The new book by Vermont’s retiring dean and president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, set for release Tuesday, is less a hard look at history than a labor of love.
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3 Vermont infrastructure projects to receive $34 million in federal funding
The three grants will go toward replacing the Winooski River Bridge that connects Winooski and Burlington, constructing the Federal Street multi-modal connector in St. Albans and planning improvements in public transportation in five Vermont counties.
The Democratic primary for Vermont’s congressional seat was expected to be close. It wasn’t. Why?
It is hard to quantify something like momentum. But even as other candidates plateaued, engagement with Becca Balint’s campaign only grew.
Evi O’Hara-Short: Sen. Leahy has made a big difference in global health
Sen. Leahy does his best to work in a bipartisan fashion and makes it clear that he cares for people and issues more than politics. Now that he is retiring, we should continue working for the improvement of global health programs.
Bernie Sanders backs climate, health deal after trying in vain to amend it ￼
Vermont’s two U.S. senators, Sanders and Patrick Leahy, voted for the Inflation Reduction Act on Sunday. The bill would invest nearly $400 billion in fighting climate change, lower the price of prescription drugs and extend health care subsidies.
Leahy seeks hundreds of millions in earmarks for Vermont in his final year as appropriations chief
The state’s senior U.S. senator announced Monday that he included $212 million in funding for Vermont projects in a dozen federal spending bills. But with Leahy set to retire next year, Vermont’s haul could soon shrink.
Patrick Leahy set to return to the Senate next week
The senator was discharged Friday from the physical rehabilitation facility where he has stayed since fracturing his hip in late June.
Patrick Leahy votes for Molly Gray, backs her with $5,000 PAC donation￼
Vermont’s senior U.S. senator has said he trusts Vermonters to decide on their next member of Congress, but he has repeatedly signaled that Gray has his support. Leahy has now announced that he voted for Gray, and his leadership PAC has donated thousands to her campaign.
GlobalFoundries plant in Essex Junction likely to benefit from bill passed by Congress
Some $52 billion would fund research and commercialization of advanced chip technology, some of which is being conducted at the Vermont facility.
Molly Gray says she’ll get it done for Vermonters in DC. What has she done so far?
The lieutenant governor has made her experience a central part of her pitch to voters in this year’s Democratic congressional primary. Critics ask what she’s done for Vermont.
Vermont Conversation: The 'courageous doctor' who helped legalize abortion in Vermont
The case that legalized abortion in Vermont featured “Jacqueline R.,” an unmarried server who wanted to end her pregnancy, and an OB/GYN resident at the University of Vermont named Jackson Beecham.
Leahy, Sanders and Welch vote for bipartisan gun safety legislation
Vermont’s congressional delegation joined majorities in the U.S. Senate and House in backing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which is likely to be the first significant gun safety package signed into law in decades.
As US Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, abortion remains protected in Vermont
A constitutional amendment to guarantee sexual and reproductive freedoms will be on the ballot in Vermont this November.
As Biden pitches gas tax holiday, Scott considers following suit in Vermont
After President Joe Biden proposed suspending the federal gas tax, the governor is exploring the process of following suit in Vermont.