Vermont legislature

Russell Retires, Endorses Howard for House Seat

News Release — Herb Russell May 27, 2016 Contact: Herb Russell 802-779-7370 Mary Howard 802-775-1125 Rutland, VT. State Representative Herb Russell, D-Rutland, announced today that he will not seek a fourth term in the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland District 5-3 and will endorse Mary E. Howard to succeed him in the General Assembly. […]

Democrats highlight young first-timers among House hopefuls

More than 45 percent of the Democratic House candidates who had announced by Thursday morning are female. Seventeen of the 111 are younger than 40, including 11 first-time candidates.

Gov. Shumlin Signs Consumer Protection Bill into Law

For Immediate Release — Gov. Peter Shumlin May 24, 2016 Contact: Jahala Dudley [email protected] Montpelier – Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law H.84, legislation that cracks down on online dating scams and provides greater consumer protections in a number of other areas. The legislation was a priority of Attorney General Bill Sorrell. Under the […]

Windham District 4 Incumbents Announce As Candidates for Re-election

News Release — Reps. David Deen and Michael Mrowicki May 24, 2016 Contacts: David Deen (D) 802-869-3116 [email protected] Michael Mrowicki (D) 802-387-8787 [email protected] Representatives David Deen (D) Westminster and Mike Mrowicki (D) Putney seek re-election to The Vermont House of Representatives for the Windham 4 District representing the people living in the towns of Westminster, […]

Steve Terry: A tally of successes

Adding the accomplishments from this past session and to ones by the Legislature over the past few years is quite an impressive list of progressive policies.

Ban on anti-gay ‘therapy’ hailed as step against hatred

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the bill into law on the steps of the Statehouse, surrounded by legislative leaders who have long fought to protect the civil liberties of gay, bisexual and transgender Vermonters.

Dick McCormack to Seek Re-election to Vermont Senate

News Release — McCormack for Senate May 17, 2016 Contact: Dick McCormack Cell: 802-793-6417 [email protected] Dick McCormack has announced that he will be seeking reelection as State Senator for all Windsor County towns, Londonderry and Mt. Holly. McCormack will be filing petitions to have his name placed on the Democratic Party ballot for the August […]

‘Important historic’ turnip legislation gets governor’s signature

Maple is Vermont’s official state flavor and apple its official pie. Now Vermont will have the Gilfeather turnip as its official vegetable. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the state vegetable into law Tuesday in the company of the sixth-grade class that lobbied for its recognition and the couple who trademarked the Gilfeather turnip name. The bill […]

Scheuermann Announces Re-Election Run for Stowe House Seat

News Release — Heidi Scheuermann for Vermont House May 23, 2016 Contact: Heidi Scheuermann (802) 793-3889 [email protected] Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) announced today that she will run for re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives. “It has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve the people of Stowe in the Vermont House for the past […]

John McClaughry: A post-mortem on the 2016 Legislature

My criteria include preserving fiscal responsibility, advancing liberty, limiting government, and thwarting various hungry special interests.

Shumlin signs bill to foster options for birth control

“Where you work should not determine whether or not you have access to affordable birth control,” said Rep. Ann Pugh, lead sponsor of the bill. “Your gender should not determine whether or not you have access to affordable and effective birth control.”

Updated: McAllister files for re-election as sex assault trial nears

“I don’t think he should run, and if he were to run, I don’t think it’s the best thing for him to run as a Republican,” said Vermont GOP Chairman David Sunderland on Monday.

Legislative wrap: Sick leave, contractors and telecom see action

Paid sick leave passed early in the session. But an independent contractor bill died, the Enterprise Fund was emptied, and a telecommunications bill failed.

Governor issues first 2016 veto

The governor vetoed H.518, which would have expanded membership of the Clean Water Fund Board.