Vermont legislature

Jim Sullivan: S.260’s comprehensive energy planning will allow for greater local input

S.260 recognizes that to make meaningful progress toward meeting our state energy goals action needs to happen at the local level.

Shumlin signs into law 117 bills

A list of the bills enacted by the Vermont Legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Mike Mrowicki: The Legislature’s — and Vermont’s — long and winding roads

With another Legislature adjourned, we finally have the breathing room to look back — and look ahead.

Gov. Shumlin Celebrates Law to Expand Dental Services to More Vermonters

News Release — Gov. Peter Shumlin June 20, 2016 Contact: Jahala Dudley [email protected] Williston – Gov. Peter Shumlin today celebrated a law that establishes dental therapists as a new designation of mid-level providers that will expand access to basic dental care across Vermont. “This new law will improve access to high-quality, cost-effective dental care for […]

Olsen to Seek Re-election to House

News Release — Rep. Oliver Olsen June 16, 2016 Contact: Oliver Olsen, 802-585-5435 Londonderry, Vt. — Rep. Oliver Olsen formally announced today that he will be seeking re-election to the Vermont House this November. Olsen currently represents the Windham-Windsor-Bennington district, which includes the towns of Jamaica, Londonderry, Stratton, Weston, and Winhall. Commenting on his announcement, […]

Peter Shumlin: A successful legislative session

This year, working in partnership with the Legislature, we continued to make Vermont an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Lawmakers explore whether incarceration gender gap exists

A panel has begun discussions of potential disparities in sentencing between men and women in the criminal justice system.

UPDATED: Sex charges dropped in McAllister trial

The prosecution dropped two felony counts alleging the Franklin County senator sexually assaulted a young woman who worked for him. He still faces a second trial involving a different accuser.

UPDATED: Accuser takes stand in McAllister trial to speak of being ‘in hell’

Sen. Norm McAllister’s accuser graphically described instances of alleged sexual assault Wednesday on the first day of his felony trial. The defense began hammering at inconsistencies in the accounts she has given.

Jury is set in McAllister sex assault trial

McAllister faces two felony counts that he sexually assaulted his former Statehouse intern while she was working as a farmhand on his Highgate property.

Anti-stalking bill ceremony is chance to stand up as ‘survivor’

Gov. Peter Shumlin thanked Toni-Lee Sangastiano for her courage and handed her the pen after ceremonially putting his name to the legislation.

Margaret MacLean: Act 46’s power structure quashes ‘Freedom and Unity’

Act 46 is a wrench in the works of how community schooling operates, and is now beginning to destroy the engine and grind it to a halt.

Judge sets ground rules for McAllister trial scheduled this week

They include a ban on using the word “victim” to refer to the young woman who says the suspended state senator sexually assaulted her repeatedly.

Paul Ralston: In defense of the rules

The argument that everyone should submit to the will of the majority just because mistakes were made in drafting a law is not a strong one.