The bill was attached to a package that would temporarily fund the federal government as part of a “side deal” negotiated between the West Virginia Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in order to win over Manchin’s support for the Inflation Reduction Act.
According to an analysis conducted by CQ Roll Call, sourced from data compiled by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Vermont saw the second-highest per-capita earmarked dollars from March’s budget omnibus: $321 per person, totaling $207.2 million for the state.
Vermonters who work while incarcerated are paid, though for lower wages than their peers outside of prisons. Advocates for Proposal 2, which would explicitly prohibit slavery in the state constitution, say the amendment could have a “broad range of implications.”
Vermont does not have state-imposed restrictions on abortions according to the age of a pregnancy, but its medical providers do.
Republican nominee Liam Madden and Libertarian Ericka Redic took turns jabbing Democratic nominee Becca Balint over her stances on campaign finance, lobbyist interference in elections, fossil fuel costs and more.
If the stopgap funding bill is not passed by Sept. 30, a federal government shutdown could be on the horizon.
Bill Sorrell, the chair of the Vermont Criminal Justice Council, attributed the organization’s issues to a lack of resources.
Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator has garnered a reputation for his work on international relations and human rights, including for his namesake Leahy Law, which prevents the U.S. from providing aid to foreign agencies that have committed human rights abuses.
Two current Progressive/Democratic incumbents — Rep. Mollie Burke, P/D-Brattleboro, and Rep. Heather Surprenant, P/D-Barnard — have changed their party affiliations to Democratic. Now, only a few Progressive/Democratic incumbents are running for reelection in the party.
The Vermont Democratic Party’s customary unity rally is typically held within days of primary races. This year, it fell three weeks after Election Day.
The perennial candidate had vowed to rescind his nomination in order for the party to nominate its preferred pick. But when no one else agreed to run, H. Brooke Paige was put forward again for the open statewide post.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, 77,000 Vermonters carry federal student loan debt, and the average loan balance is $37,000. President Joe Biden’s plan would forgive up to $10,000 for individuals earning less than $125,000 a year, and twice that for Pell Grant recipients.
Pro-abortion access lawmakers and advocates in Vermont are campaigning hard to pass the Reproductive Liberty Amendment in November. But some lawmakers say it’s not enough.
Perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige has rescinded his Republican nominations for all of his statewide campaigns but one: secretary of state. The Vermont Republican Party has until Friday to nominate replacement candidates for attorney general, auditor and treasurer.