The Democrat will represent Burlington’s East District following a special election on Tuesday. The election also marked the return of ranked choice voting in the city.
"This is not the way I wanted it to go at all,” the former staffer told VTDigger. “But I'm pretty disturbed by the fact that she's a champion for all these things and helping people but then she can't pay her campaign staff."
Rep. Michael Morgan, R-Milton, and Josie Leavitt won in Grand Isle-Chittenden, while Rep. Nelson Brownell won in Bennington-1.
“Brush that anxiety way,” I tell myself. “You must condemn antisemitism wherever and whenever it appears.”
A small but growing number of Republican-led states, including Vermont, are exploring or enacting opt-in paid leave plans as an alternative to the payroll-tax-funded mandatory plans now in place in 11 blue states across the country.
After debating the issue for most of the year, the council approved a map that lays out the configuration of the city’s wards. Voters would need to sign off on the plan on Town Meeting Day for it to take effect.
Mayor David Allaire, who battled cancer two years ago, is the second person to declare his candidacy to lead Vermont’s fifth-largest municipality.
At her fingertips this biennium will be a historic, veto-proof Democratic House majority. But she will also have to contend with a large crop of rookie lawmakers and tighter budget constraints.
Longtime U.S. House aide Megan Garcia will serve as the first-term U.S. representative-elect’s chief of staff, and David Scherr will serve as state director.
In Vermont, tipped workers’ hourly minimum wage is half that of the standard minimum wage. Legislators who want to raise the tipped wage say the current system makes workers vulnerable to economic instability and workplace harassment.