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Democrat/Progressive Tim Ashe, D-Burlington, won the coveted Finance chair, replacing Washington Democrat Ann Cummings, who lost in a bid to unseat Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell late last year, and who voluntarily left her chairmanship.
Only Sen. Peg Flory objected to standard driver’s licenses for migrant workers, licenses identical to those used by most Vermonters.
Posted in Politics, State | Tagged driver’s licenses for undocumented migrant workers, Migrant Justice
Smith poised to take helm of House for third time; Shumlin tells Dems to “focus like a laser” on health care implementation
Smith told the Democratic caucus that Vermont must address climate change.
Campbell says he’s learned from his rookie mistakes; With three contenders for pro tem, Senate caucus will likely be rocky
He reached out in a “coming to Jesus moment” to several committee chairs who took a hard look at his deficiencies as the Senate’s leader.
Posted in Politics, State | Tagged Anthony Pollina, Christopher Bray, David Zuckerman, Dick McCormack, Don Collins, John Campbell, John Rodgers, Norm McAllister, Peter Galbraith, Phil Baruth, Tim Ashe, Vermont Senate
Hansen pledges, if elected, to make policy decisions solely based on his constituents’ online input.
Posted in Campaign 2012, Politics, State | Tagged civic participation, direct democracy, Jeremy Hansen, Philip Dodds, political experiment, state senate, Vermont politics, voter engagement, VT state senate, Washington County
With new plans for the office space and a high storage cost for the old furniture, the commissioner of the Department of Buildings and General Services said it just didn’t make sense to hold onto it.
Spaulding crashes Brock presser, spars with GOP candidate over “transparency.”
Read more details about FEMA’s response and how delays and changes in FEMA’s approach will affect the state’s plans.
Shumlin cited the latest figures that estimate the total spending on damage could reach nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars.
According to Flood, the mental health treatment system remains stressed and full with between 230 and 240 patients under his custody.
Posted in State