Welch’s longtime congressional aide and chief of staff of three years, Patrick Satalin, is departing the office.
“This is not a radical idea. It's a very conservative idea,” Sanders said in a floor speech on Thursday, making a final plea to his colleagues.
The Vermont independent said he would block a Senate vote to impose a tentative contract agreement unless the chamber also takes up a measure to include paid sick days for workers.
Interracial and same-sex marriage are both legal nationwide thanks to two landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions. But Congress has never codified those marriage rights into law, and Supreme Court case precedents are vulnerable to reversal.
John R. Potter will succeed Octavian “Yoshi” Manale, who resigned in May after only five months on the job.
George Contois, a part-time deputy in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, will replace Bill Bohnyak, who’s been the sheriff since 2006. Rep. Art Peterson, R-Clarendon, held on following a recount called by challenger Dave Potter, a Democrat.
In a letter to the Selectboard earlier this month, the zoning administrator attributed his departure to the mistreatment of town employees by “a very abusive and outspoken group of residents” who have made the town office “an incredibly hostile environment.”
East District residents will vote on Dec. 6 to fill the seat vacated by Jack Hanson. The three candidates vying for the role have sought to draw distinctions based on their own housing experiences.
“These are all issues that could, in part, be addressed at the state and federal levels, but that absolutely have to be tackled at the local level as well if we really want to move the needle,” said Xusana Davis, executive director of the state’s Office of Racial Equity.
The Franklin County state’s attorney also plans to issue a Brady letter against John Grismore, which could complicate things for the county’s top law enforcement official.