Budget cuts have a cost – an economic cost if state colleges can’t train the technicians and nurses of the next decade, and a more intimate, personal cost if the disabled get fewer services, the streams get more polluted, and the babies of poor, confused, and perhaps irresponsible young mothers are less safe.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will succeed Gov. Peter Shumlin as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. Bullock, who was first elected governor in 2012, was chosen as chairman Tuesday at the DGA’s annual convention. Shumlin served as DGA chairman for the past two years. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy was named chair-elect and will become chairman […]
Burlington Progressives have endorsed former public works director Steve Goodkind in the race for mayor. The party also backed Progressive candidates for five City Council seats and supported two independents in a meeting on Sunday. Goodkind will challenge Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger in the March election. “Although there are plenty of things we should be […]
Citing the Shires Housing grant as an example, a Gage Street resident is suggesting the town alter its charter to expand citizen’s ability to reverse Select Board decisions.
Republican Scott Milne said Thursday he will likely tell the public Monday how he plans to proceed with his campaign for governor. Milne on Nov. 4 lost the popular vote by 2,434 votes against incumbent Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin. But because neither candidate garnered more than 50 percent of the votes, the Legislature will choose […]
Secretary of State Jim Condos will conduct a random audit of election results from six towns Thursday. The audit will be performed using new technology from Clear Ballot Group, Condos said in a news release Monday. The new system will allow for faster retabulation and will allow more towns to be randomly audited than in […]