Vermont legislature

Paul Dame: Legislative priorities

We need to have a Legislature that makes its primary concern building our economy and making it easier to create jobs.

Joe Benning: A sad business in the state Senate

Despite repeated requests, Sen. Norm McAllister refuses to resign.

Personnel, technology key to government reform, officials tell citizens’ panel

Group looking at ways to make state government more efficient is told that technology can help but at a high price.

State carbon tax would raise gas prices by as much as 88 cents a gallon

Under the proposal, low- and middle-income people would get most of the revenues back in tax cuts and a reduction in the sales tax. Economist Dick Heaps says a carbon tax is preferable to a ban on carbon emissions.

Shumlin appoints Theresa Wood to Waterbury House seat

Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed Theresa Wood, a former deputy commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, to represent the Washington-Chittenden district. Wood, 57, will take the place of Rebecca Ellis who left the House to work for the Shumlin administration as senior counsel for government affairs at the Agency of Natural Resources. […]

Speaker Smith and Sen. Campbell announce first ever ‘Legithon’ conference

News Release — House Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President John Campbell October 15, 2015 Contact: Dylan Giambatista (802) 828-2245 Erika Wolffing (802) 828-3806 Montpelier, Vt. – House Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell today announced the first ever “Legithon,” an intensive policy collaboration conference that will bring together Vermont students, […]

Tom Stevens: Protecting the middle class

To give us “little guys” a fair shot at financial security, over the last few years, Democrats in the Legislature started leveling the playing field.

Mike Mrowicki: Vermonters spoke, Democrats listened

As electioneering is already filling the media landscape, your part-time citizen Legislature is busy preparing to govern.

Vermont Law School, partners holding first-ever ‘Legithon’ at Vermont Statehouse

News Release — Vermont Law School Oct. 1, 2015 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] General Assembly, Vermont Law School, Gruter Institute, Kauffman Foundation present hands-on weekend for legal innovation in support of economic development SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Oct. 1, 2015––Vermont Law School, in partnership with the […]

Sarah Copeland Hanzas: GOP may need revitalization, but not Rand Paul’s type

The views of Sen. Rand Paul clearly reverse the progress made and would set Vermont and our country back by decades.

Campaign for Vermont calls for repeal of Act 46

Advocacy group says Legislature moved too hastily. The law unfairly caps spending and will end up increasing property taxes for some school districts, according to Tom Pelham, a co-founder of the Campaign for Vermont.

Mark Higley: Debating the governor’s MOUs

What are the realities of these goals for my constituents and future Vermonters?

Legislator eyes bill to improve VSC funding

“Our tax dollars should, as much as possible, support Vermonters and the colleges that do the most to attract and educate them,” said Sen. Anthony Pollina, who plans to introduce legislation in the next session.

Act 46 puts school districts on path to accelerated consolidation

The new state law aimed at restructuring school districts into larger, more cost-effective systems, offers tax incentives for quick implementation.

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