Following Friday’s recount, Gulick’s lead over Mahnke grew from two votes to four — but Mahnke signaled he may not yet be ready to give in. The candidates were vying to clinch a third spot on the ballot, along with Sen. Phil Baruth, D/P-Chittenden, and Rep. Tanya Vyhovski, P/D-Essex.
The process could take weeks, said Josh Wronski, executive director of the Vermont Progressive Party, who is skeptical about the current count.
The race for a third spot in the Chittenden Central district remained too close to call.
For Progressives, the redrawn district will serve as a key battleground to maintain influence in a Democrat-dominated chamber.
Battleground districts in Franklin County and across the state could determine whether Democrats hold the power to override the governor’s vetoes in the next legislative session.
Lawmakers this year broke up the county’s unusual six-member Senate district while addressing a population boom in the region. The result is three districts represented by seven senators across the county.
The Senate chose to override the governor’s veto of S.30 on Friday, but that decision appears largely symbolic. At the same time, the body also passed S.4, a scaled-back background check bill meant to be a compromise with the governor.
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.
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The governor on Tuesday vetoed S.30, a bill that would have closed the so-called Charleston Loophole and banned guns in hospitals.
All of New England's senators signed on to the measure with one notable exception: Vermont's own independently minded Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“I asked them if they knew it was almost 1 am and that's when they said, ‘yes, is this not convenient?’”
“It does not represent me. It does not represent our culture. It does not honor me in any way."
While home looks like a snowglobe, lawmakers are wishing Vermont’s Olympians good luck in the Winter Games in Beijing.