Condos, Donovan tackle campaign finance together

They have formed a committee to look for ways to reduce confusion, boost compliance and suggest any needed changes to laws and rules. The goal is “not to replace Citizens United but to coexist with it.”

Digger Dialogue: Baruth has finger on the pulse of Act 46

School district mergers are moving forward at a brisk pace under the law, but the new chair of the Senate Education Committee says school mergers won’t follow unless that’s what local voters want.

Minter charged for blocking traffic on interstate

A Waterbury man who police said stopped the flow of traffic on Interstate 89 on Saturday is facing a charge of disorderly conduct. Vermont State Police said William Minter, the brother of Democratic Party candidate for governor Sue Minter, parked his car on the side of the interstate in Montpelier in an attempt to get […]

Expert says ethics commission could save millions

Author and attorney Michael Palmer testified that an ethics commission and codes of conduct could prevent hundreds of millions in losses for the state of Vermont.

Deputy to become Chittenden County state’s attorney

Sarah George, a deputy state’s attorney since 2011, will take over for TJ Donovan, who was elected attorney general in November.

Welch: Vermonters’ health care vulnerable under Trump

He warned lawmakers and the governor about the possible conversion of Medicaid funding to block grants and said that could devastate community hospitals.

Ashe argues for starting with ‘achievable’ ethics commission

The Senate president said it made more sense to set up a smaller system than what Secretary of State Jim Condos proposed, then expand its scope if needed.

Digger Dialogue: Surgery gives Sen. Anthony Pollina new lease on life

The procedure involved drilling a hole in Pollina’s skull to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Condos blasts latest ethics bill as too weak

The secretary of state said the Senate’s measure was so inadequate and underfunded that it was not worth passing.

Watered-down ethics bill resurfaces

Despite unprecedented allegations of criminal and ethical behavior that surfaced last year, lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on forming an ethics commission.

Ashe lays out where he plans to focus his influence

Expanding background checks for gun sales isn’t one of those areas, he says, unless it turns out to have majority support, particularly in committee.

Doyle has his day in Senate and on Vermont’s calendar

The governor declared March 7 to be Bill Doyle Town Meeting Day in honor of the state’s longest-serving legislator. But Doyle says the 2016 election he lost might not be his last.

Senate GOP changes leadership as last year’s divisions linger

Joe Benning yielded the post to Dustin Degree, citing the suspension of Sen. Norm McAllister a year ago as one source of disagreement within the seven-person caucus.

Cummings to chair Senate Finance

Sen. Philip Baruth was named chair of the Senate Education Committee. All of the other chairs stayed the same.