Those who have followed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ political career over the course of more than four decades are familiar with his progressive views. Now, as the new chair of the Senate’s influential Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he holds unprecedented power to make good on his promises.
Legislators are considering two wide-ranging bills that seek to protect abortion access in Vermont. The bills’ size and scope “speaks to the urgency” of the national abortion legal landscape post-Roe, proponents say.
This week’s hearings mark the Legislature’s first major deliberations over abortion-related policy since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned landmark Roe v. Wade case precedent last summer, eliminating the federal right to an abortion.
At a soiree at Caledonia Spirits, guests were offered “a great opportunity to casually connect” with Vermont state senators, for the modest price of $50 to $1,000.
Donnally said in October that serving in the Legislature has been “brutally difficult” for her financially and personally, particularly as a queer person.
Vermont’s first-term senator will serve on multiple high-profile committees, while its first-term representative has secured her “dream” seat.
In exquisite emails, Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei warns lawmakers and staffers of incoming severe weather.
U.S. House Republicans are holding up a must-pass vote to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling. Vermont’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Becca Balint called the fight a high-stakes “game of chicken.”
Early skeptics say the tool gives the misleading impression that Vermont’s cities are disproportionately dangerous, arguing that without context, the map is likely to stoke unnecessary fear among the public.
Scott and his administration acknowledged that Vermont has seen record revenues, “supercharged” in large part by an influx of federal cash to the state.