Vermont legislature

Bennington-4 House candidates debate

Incumbent state Reps. Steve Berry and Cynthia Browning, both Democrats, and Republican challenger Brian Keefe are vying for two seats to represent Arlington, Manchester, Sunderland and Sandgate.

Sam Lincoln: A discouraging event

If we excluded everyone in our small state who had some connection with every project or department in our government, there’d be a lot fewer capable people at the table solving problems.

Municipal group says energy planning rules demand too much

Regulators have released a draft of the standards for writing energy plans that would gain localities a greater say in the siting of projects. Despite criticism from some quarters, others who have written such plans say it’s not that hard.

Shumlin: High court nomination won’t wait for new governor

The outgoing governor says he’ll appoint a new justice to the Vermont Supreme Court before leaving office.

John McClaughry: Tax prospects for 2017

Battles over taxes never end. Here’s a quick survey of some likely tax battles of 2017.

PSB to decide how energy siting changes will play out

In a pair of meetings, the board will work out details of a pilot program meant to better locate renewable projects and will address a side effect of another program that it says makes energy more costly.

Addison County Chamber and Addison Independent Co-Host Forums for Legislative Candidates

News Release — Addison County Chamber of Commerce Sept. 22, 2016 Contact: Sue Hoxie, President P: 802-388-7951 x100 E: [email protected] Three separate forums to be held in Bristol, Vergennes, Middlebury Middlebury, Vermont – September 22, 2016 – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison Independent are co-hosting three legislative candidate forums. These are […]

Vermont NEA Endorses Mollie S. Burke for Re-election as State Representative in Brattleboro

News Release –Re-Elect Mollie Burke (Peter Gould, communications director) September 24, 2016 Contact: Mollie S. Burke 802-257-4844 Email: [email protected] Web: mollieburke.com The Board of Directors of NEA has endorsed Mollie S. Burke, who is running for re- election to her seat representing Distric 2, Brattleboro (Windham 2-2). Burke has held the seat for eight years. […]

Shumlin renews call to keep Vermont Health Connect

The governor says the exchange is working better and that he is addressing long call wait times. Lawmakers and congressional Republicans are taking a close look at the exchange.

Vermont House Candidate Dylan Giambatista Receives Johnson State College Alumni Award

News Release — Dylan Giambatista Sept 19, 2016 Contact: Dylan Giambatista (802) 734-8841 Vermont House Candidate Dylan Giambatista Receives Johnson State College Alumni Award and the Recommendation of Vermont’s Top Educator Organization Essex Junction, Vt. – Democratic House Candidate Dylan Giambatista has received two important acknowledgements from members of Vermont’s educator and higher education communities, […]

Bram Towbin: Act 46 power grab

The badly written law with a misguided, albeit well intentioned, cookie-cutter approach to problem solving will wreak havoc.

Lawmakers approve $2.8 million trim of transportation budget

The spending rescission comes in light of lower revenue projections.

John McClaughry: Questions for candidates 2016

What candidates of all persuasions should welcome, but often don’t, are informed, pointed questions from voters that make them take positions on current issues.

Wind critics’ role in state appropriation questioned

The $50,000 is for sound monitoring equipment so college students can collect turbine noise data.