“We are beginning to see the fruits of investments and critical retirement reforms,” Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce said in a statement Friday.
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.
New disclosures provide a timely glimpse at the financial picture for statewide and legislative candidates — as well as for the coalition of organizations working to secure passage of Vermont’s Reproductive Liberty Amendment.
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.
Pieciak is the first to announce his candidacy for the post. Beth Pearce, who has served as treasurer since 2011, announced Wednesday that she would not run for re-election this year, and has endorsed Pieciak.
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.
Donovan was elected attorney general in 2016 and previously served as Chittenden County state’s attorney for 10 years.
When Vermont political leaders saw the news that the U.S. Supreme Court was poised to strike down nationwide abortion protections that have stood for nearly five decades, they couldn’t believe it was real.
The 68-year-old Barre Democrat had been planning to seek reelection but changed her mind last month after she was diagnosed with cancer.
The bill now returns to the Senate, which is expected to concur with the House’s changes and send the bill to Gov. Phil Scott. But it’s unknown whether the governor will let the bill pass into law without his signature, sign it or veto it.
The governor’s office took the weekly press conference show on the road this week — a field trip, of sorts — to “Vermont’s Largest Job Fair."
Unions and Democratic leadership in the House and Senate say it’s far too late for Scott to start making demands after sitting out over a year’s worth of debate and discussion about Vermont’s multi-billion dollar pension shortfalls.
Both sides will pay in more, but the deal is ultimately expected to cut the state’s future debts by about $1.7 billion, according to the treasurer’s office.
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