Vermont legislature

Heidi Spear: Serious education funding reform proposals

Year after year, political leaders have kicked the education funding problem down the road, setting the parameters of our formula, base education amounts, tax rates and excess spending thresholds as if nothing were amiss.

Don Keelan: Need to fix what we have

It would be a surprise if those in power decide to avoid venturing into new frontiers of legislation and instead, repair/revisit those laws that have failed to achieve their intended results.

Public meeting on marijuana study set for Nov. 12

The state will hold a public meeting next month to take comments on a study of issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana in Vermont. The meeting will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and will be carried statewide at Vermont Interactive Technologies centers. The meeting is planned in conjunction with a study authorized by the […]

Leahy endorses Steve Berry for state representative

Senator Patrick Leahy joins other notable legislative leaders, including former Governor Howard Dean, in endorsing Steve Berry in his run for State Representative in the Arlington, Sunderland, Sandgate and Manchester areas.

Don Turner: The Freedom and Unity Plan

We found candidates young and old, from vastly different backgrounds and experiences. They felt that Vermont needs a fresh voice with new positive influence.

Kristin Sohlstrom: Give Vermont its independent voice back

The Vermont I now know has a major disconnect between the citizens and the Legislature that is supposed to be representing them.

Brattleboro Retreat to present award to Rep. Bill Lippert

The Brattleboro Retreat will present the hospital’s 2014 Anna Marsh Award to Vermont State Representative Bill Lippert of Hinesburg at the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus event to be held on Saturday, November 1 at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro.

Vision to Action Vermont endorses Sen. Bill Doyle

Vision to Action Vermont is pleased to announce its endorsement of incumbent Senator Bill Doyle for Washington County Senate.

Bob Hartwell: What Senate Democrats must do

The Senate has weakened itself in recent years; it was easy to stand up to a Republican administration; the real task is to stand up to a Democratic administration.

Don Keelan: Return Browning and Livingston to Montpelier

Notwithstanding their political persuasions both candidates have several things in common — the welfare of the towns they represent and the direction that state government is heading — these are bedrock positions a state representative must bring to Montpelier.

Correction: State no longer looking to administer Medicare

Orange County senate candidate Robert Frenier has planted a series of signs reminiscent of the old Burma Shave ads. Courtesy photo

Two recent stories about the relationship between Medicare and Green Mountain Care, the state’s planned universal publicly financed health care program – often called single-payer – were inaccurate. The stories were based on statutes on the Legislature’s website that had not been updated.

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Election 2014: General election candidate listing

All seven candidates for governor meet in a debate Thursday at Vermont PBS in Colchester. From left: Peter Diamondstone, Cris Ericson, Dan Feliciano, Scott Milne, Bernard Peters, Emily Peyton and Gov. Peter Shumlin. Photo by Dorothy Dickie/VPT

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Michael Sabourin, candidate for state rep, releases campaign video with position statements

Michael Sabourin candidate for State Representative, Washington district 6 releases campaign video with position statements.

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