Vermont legislature

Rep. Anne Donahue Initiates 2016 Re-Election Campaign

News Release — Rep. Anne Donahue August 28, 2016 Contact: Anne Donahue 485-6431 NORTHFIELD – Rep. Anne B. Donahue (R-Northfield-Berlin) has announced initiation of her campaign for re-election as representative for the Washington-1 House district representing Berlin and Northfield. “I am grateful and humbled by the strong support of my constituents in the primary election,” […]

Lawmakers approve new municipal sewage rules

During storms an excess volume of combined sewage and runoff drain untreated into nearby waterways.

Golden Fleece: VPIRG Decries Waste of Taxpayer Money on Biased ‘Study’

News Release — VPIRG August 25, 2016 Contact: Ben Edgerly Walsh Climate & Energy Program Director, VPIRG (802) 223-5221 ext 23 Montpelier, VT – The discovery of a $50,000 allocation buried deep in the state capital bill that was passed by legislators several months ago is stirring up significant controversy today. As first reported by […]

Five years after Irene, Vermont has rebuilt, but marks remain

The flood-ravaged state pulled together to make “Vermont Strong” more than a license plate. However, some say the financial and other effects will be felt for years to come.

Ron Holland: Honest health care reform requires ethics, accountability, experimentation and leadership

Building behemoth hierarchical organizations threatens the heart of medicine: relationships between providers and patients.

Grad Seeks Re-Election to Vermont House

News Release — Rep. Maxine Grad August 2016 Contact: Rep. Maxine Grad Phone: (802) 496-7667 Rep. Grad has won awards for work on children, veterans’, victims and public safety issues during her decade-plus of public service MORETOWN, VT – Maxine Grad of Moretown announces her campaign for re-election, seeking a ninth term for state representative […]

Dean Whitlock: Still more questions than answers

A lack of clear data has plagued the marijuana issue from the outset.

Democrats to push for universal background checks this legislative session

Following the Orlando nightclub shooting in June, the Vermont Democratic Party vowed to fight harder for gun control measures and added the topic to its official party platform.

Lawmaker targeted in race-based online comments

Rep. Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, responded by saying: “The actions of one person prove that he has no respect for Vermont values nor for those who live in our communities. His actions were an assault on each one of us.”

Vermont State Rep. Barbara Rachelson Selected as Council of State Governments Toll Fellow

News Release — Council of State Governments Aug. 10, 2016 Contact: Council of State Governments [email protected] LEXINGTON, Ky.—Vermont state Rep. Barbara Rachelson has been selected to participate in one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials, The Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellowship program. The 48 leaders in the Class […]

Opponents blast new rules on wind turbine sound limits

Opponents say temporary standards should establish at minimum a volume limit of 30 decibels inside a home, but measured with open windows regardless of the time of year.

Many lawmakers survive primaries, joined by some new faces

Both parties say they are optimistic about their legislative lineups for the general election.

State embarks on policy review of employment growth program

The state auditor says there’s no way to know whether the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive, or VEGI, really works. Supporters say the program, which has benefited companies including Keurig Green Mountain, costs the state nothing.

Dave Sharpe: School Choice – everyone has it!

Every student and their parents have a choice as to what school their child attends. The real question is who is going to pay for that choice.