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.
It may seem like the stuff of fiction, but the Green Mountain State was a Republican stronghold in 1972 when the Democrat announced a last-minute bid for governor on the day of the filing deadline in August. Three months later, he surprised everyone by winning the general election.
The former aide to U.S. Sens. Jim Jeffords and Bernie Sanders helped secure funding for numerous transportation projects around the state during his nearly two decades in politics.
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.
As commentators debate whether today’s Republican Party is facing a “purge” or a “civil war,” they’re finding the inside story of the late Vermonter’s defection 20 years ago to be surprisingly relevant.
Thaddeus Stevens, George Aiken and Jim Jeffords all gained the national spotlight — just as Peter Welch has — in previous impeachment hearings.
The Maine senator going against her party was a long shot, and nothing so drastic as when in 2001 Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords he turned independent and tipped the power balance in the U.S. Senate.
Vermont had recently adopted what was lauded as the most effective package of environmental controls in the country, a model for other states.
Editor's note: This article by Edward Damon was first published in the Bennington Banner on Oct. 28, 2016. BENNINGTON -- The memory of the late U.S. Sen. James Jeffords will live on at the Welcome Center that now carries his name. A ceremony at the Bennington Welcome Center on Route 279 on Friday marked the official […]
For Immediate Release -- Trust for Public Land August 11, 2015 Contact: Rodger Krussman, The Trust for Public Land, 802-371-9286 Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power, 802-229-8200 Kerrick Johnson, VELCO, 802-770-6166 Generous VELCO and GMP Donations Raise $40,000 RUTLAND, VERMONT - The Trust for Public Land announced today that after a generous $40,000 challenge grant by […]
Never did I think that I would be faced with the decision to leave the political party which I have spent the last 40 years working with and which I felt had done much good for our state.
Of the many ironies of the full life and lengthy public career of the late U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords is that this shy, kind and gentle man began his statewide political quest in 1968, one of the most troubling years of the 20th century.
Sen. Jim Jeffords showed the nation the power of one.
The law in question was invalidated in 1972, Patrick Leahy relates, when he, as a state's attorney, and then Vermont AG Jim Jeffords brought a test case before the Vermont Supreme Court.