-+* The House and Senate judiciary committees banned revenge porn, passed a new law that prevents certain criminals from purchasing guns and tightened sex offender policies. Plenty is left on the to-do list for the second half of the biennium.
-+*Burlington attorney Eric Miller has received the president’s backing to be Vermont’s next U.S. Attorney. President Barack Obama nominated Miller on Thursday. Obama described the attorney’s career as “distinguished and impressive” in a statement. “I am confident that, as a U.S. Attorney, he will be relentless in his pursuit of justice and serve the people […]
-+*Department of Mental Health Commissioner Paul Dupre is stepping down June 12, he said Wednesday. A spokesman for Gov. Peter Shumlin said Agency of Human Services Secretary Hal Cohen is in the process of interviewing candidates to replace the outgoing commissioner. Cohen said Wednesday that over the past few months he’s been “putting out some […]
-+*SOUTH BURLINGTON — Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law Wednesday a bill that makes permanent a series of protections in the state’s physician-assisted suicide law. Physician-assisted suicide passed the Legislature in 2013 and became Act 39, but the procedural requirements and additional safeguards in the bill were set to sunset in 2016 without legislative action. […]