The House is in the preliminary stages of its budget review process, but lawmakers are seeing a lot not to like.
Flipping a bill after it has been passed is no easy task. While Doyle’s reconsideration appeared to come out of the blue, behind the scenes, fellow Republicans orchestrated the political maneuver.
Matt Dunne resigns his position at Google to focus on his gubernatorial campaign.
Bruce Lisman, a Republican candidate for governor, has released a 60-second TV ad, “L4VT: New Direction for Vermont.” The ad, which will be shown on WCAX and cable news, is the first to be launched by a gubernatorial candidate in the 2016 race. Lisman, a retired Wall Street executive, is competing in a primary against […]
The former Politico editor’s eligibility as a candidate came into question because he lived in Washington, D.C., for the last decade, although he says Vermont remained his “mental home” throughout that time.
Matt Dunne, a Democratic candidate for governor, has declared his allegiance to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and will be stumping for the Vermont senator in New Hampshire this week. Dunne said in a statement that he supports Sanders because “he is talking about the problems of our time and mobilizing voters like we’ve never seen […]
A non-adjournment witching hour session is unheard of, and the fact that it occurred in the very first month of the session is not a good sign for lawmakers who like regular sleep intervals.
Act 46 cap change hits House floor; Sears wants a ban on homegrown pot; Paid leave debate gets political with Dems bashing Lt. Gov. Phil Scott.
Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott tweaks governor in livestream response. Matt Dunne, a Democrat, says Shumlin has the right priorities.
Rep. Ann Pugh, D-South Burlington, is sponsoring a bill that would give Medicaid beneficiaries better access to birth control. The legislation, H.620, would provide government subsidies for vasectomies, yearlong prescriptions for birth control pills and other contraceptive methods. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England supports the measure. Representatives from the nonprofit group said Friday that […]
An email with the subject line “IMPORTANT TAX RETURN DOCUMENT AVAILABLE” took unsuspecting state workers to a dummy login landing page that replicated the Department of Human Resources website.
For the first time since Gov. Peter Shumlin took office in 2011, the budget he presented is in line with projected state revenues and relies on almost no one-time revenue.
The unanimous vote was hard won. Rep. Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, chair of House Approps, spent two days trying to finalize the bill with members who refused to give on positions.
Fiscal year 2017 general fund revenues will be $9.1 million less than projected in July. The current year budget will be down by $4.7 million.