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Gov. Phil Scott has appointed a state president of FairPoint Communications as head of the Department of Human Resources. Scott tapped Beth Fastiggi, who has been employed by FairPoint for nearly 30 years and has a wide a array of leadership experience in business strategy, operations, communications, budgeting and management. Scott said in a statement […]
Faisal Gill says his own experiences with discrimination several years ago as a Muslim American candidate running as a Republican in Virginia turned him into a supporter.
The Vermont senator does not support Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decision to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination, which would effectively block a full Senate vote.
Sanders said depriving an elderly person in Vermont a hot meal in order to give more tax breaks to billionaires is “a sick mentality.”
When it comes to public subsidies of arts and culture, the federal agencies that the president is targeting are all but inconsequential.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said many of the financial struggles educators and students are facing are the result of the political power of billionaire conservative donors.
Campaign finance filings with the Vermont Secretary of State show that Louras raised a total of $24,872, compared with $5,835 for David Allaire, a longtime city alderman, and $5,550 for Michael Coppinger, the executive director of the Downtown Rutland Partnership.
(This article by Bob Audette was published in the Brattleboro Reformer on March 23, 2017.) VERNON — The chairman of the Vernon Selectboard rebuked the members of the Vernon Voters Alliance for creating a “public spectacle,” by submitting a letter of complaint “of misconduct/corruption” to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. “Our complaint concerns the misuse […]
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reiterated her concern that Neil Gorsuch would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Gorsuch tersely replied, “No one is looking to return us to horse-and-buggy days.”
Vermont’s congressional delegation will hold a joint town meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hazen Union School in Hardwick. U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., will hold the forum to discuss a wide array of issues with constituents. In a joint statement, Leahy, Sanders and Welch […]
Leahy: “I do not know of any other Supreme Court nominee who was selected by special interest groups rather than by a president in consultation with the Senate.”
The leadership team under new Rutland City Mayor David Allaire is taking shape. “It’s time for a reset, a new beginning,” Allaire said Monday night at the first meeting of the city’s Board of Aldermen since his election over incumbent Mayor Christopher Louras on Town Meeting Day. The new mayor said hIs first task since […]
They are among the bills that cleared Friday’s crossover cutoff date for moving forward. Marijuana legalization is one major bill that didn’t make it, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead.